15:20 Thirsk Fri 9 August 2019
Held his form well since winning at Ripon over 1m2f in June; put up another 2lb after finishing second at Lingfield last time out but still open to improvement over this trip. Positive jockey booking is a boost and can help combat the wide draw.
Posted a modest effort on his handicap debut at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) earlier this month and could only find the one pace near the finish. Worth a try over this trip but needs to improve.
Up in trip for his handicap debut and needs to take a big step forward from his three runs in novice company; his yard won a division of this race in 2017 with a similar type who was only slightly more experienced. Interesting if supported.
Copes with give underfoot but was well beaten on his first attempt over this trip (25l behind the winner) when fifth of eight at Ripon last time out. The rider's 7lb claim assists but the gelding needs to prove his stamina will hold out.
Form has been regressive and has often failed to get home after racing too keenly. Dropped 4lb by the handicapper since his last run but still has more to prove than most and is hard to recommend.
Had a busy year but reaped some reward with a win at Catterick (1m6f, good to firm) on his penultimate start. Also ran respectably from today's mark when third on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton last month. Solid claims despite the drop in trip.
Ran with promise in a maiden handicap last time out but was ultimately well held near the finish. Should handle the ground but now needs to prove his stamina over this 2f longer trip.
Not seen out since finishing third of 11 at Yarmouth in June; but that was his best effort to date and very possible he's been freshened up by the break. His mark has been unaltered since Yarmouth and he's one to monitor closely in the betting here.
Held his form since the reapplication of a visor and has gone close in modest handicaps of late; little to find on the pick of his efforts but worth noting he's 5lb above his winning mark at Yarmouth (in June). Also has form to reverse with Robeam.
Posted her best effort when third over this trip - on similar ground conditions - at Doncaster in June but has gone the wrong way since. Tries both blinkers and a tongue tie for the first time and is probably best just watched on this occasion.
Modest form posted so far but is unexposed at the trip so feasible the gelding can find some improvement; still has plenty to prove and makes limited appeal. (Set to race from a career lowest mark.)
Returned from a break with a fair effort to finish fifth of 13 at Hamilton last month but this is a big step up in trip and he needs to take a big step forward now. Others make more appeal.
Improved since being upped in trip and dangerous to underestimate despite racing from a lowly mark. This isn't the strongest race on the card and, with a skillful 3lb claimer easing the burden at the weights, a place in the frame isn't unfeasible.
Form in Ireland is moderate at best and this Holy Roman Emperor filly has a lot to prove at present. The fitting of a tongue tie needs to initiate a big improvement from this lightly raced maiden.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Jenny Ren||3||8-10||12/1||Full Result|
|T: Sarah HollinsheadJ: Gabriele Malune|
Land Of Winter (3/1), Myklachi (3/1), Trouble Shooter (4/1), Robeam (13/2), Magrevio (13/2), Cuba Ruba (16/1), Summer Glamour (16/1), Somewhat Sisyphean (20/1), Calevade (20/1), Ritchie Star (25/1), Rodney After Dave (25/1), Ateescomponent (33/1), Transpennine Gold (40/1), Geyser (40/1), Kostantina (50/1)
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