20:25 Haydock Fri 9 August 2019
Carlisle nursery scorer (7f, good to soft); ran creditably over this trip on seasonal reappearance at Redcar in April (fourth); less productive since and the handicapper has eased him a further 2lb in the weights.
Shamardal colt (145,000gns yearling); 0-3; best form when a well held third in a 1m½f Nottingham maiden (heavy); steps up in trip for handicap debut and both of those factors could help unlock further improvement.
Found wanting in novice/maiden contests; kept on to finish third to Mayfair Spirit on handicap debut here (1m, good to soft) three weeks ago; on pedigree should be suited by the longer trip (dam a 1m2f/1m4f winner).
Sir Percy filly who was an 8-1 debut winner at Lingfield (1m, standard) last September; hasn't kicked on as positively as one might've hoped since; easing in the weights without appearing to be a winner in waiting.
Consistent; 4lb higher than when overcoming a slow start to beat Edmond Dantes by 1¼L over C&D in May; holds few secrets from the handicapper but should run his usual solid race in an open looking contest.
Hit the buffers following a 9lb rise for his 1m Leicester win (had earlier scored on the July Course at Newmarket); on the book has work to do with Highwaygrey and remains untested at 1m2f.
Headed back in the right direction since scoring on soft ground at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) in June - form franked by the runner-up Mukha Magic; no extra close home at Pontefract latest (second); 2lb higher; chance.
Eight-race maiden; basically has been a disappointment showing no signs of progression since upped in trip; this €130,000 yearling might come good eventually (mark is easing) but certainly couldn't be recommended at this stage; look elsewhere.
Well beaten in three AW maidens (7f-1m) and off the track for a period of 148 days; starts off his life in handicaps from a lowly mark (55); should stay on pedigree (dam won over 2m2f) but truthfully makes little appeal.
Last Year's Winner
Firewater (7/2), Fragrant Belle (9/2), Northern Lyte (5/1), George Mallory (6/1), Flint Hill (6/1), Power Player (6/1), Potenza (13/2), Highwaygrey (13/2), Helian (11/1), Half Bolly (40/1)
- Power Player
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