13:55 Haydock Sat 10 August 2019
Enjoying a good season, with three wins, the most recent ay Ayr (1m, good) when 2lb lower. Went very close from today's mark at Chester last time, and if he can get out well from the inside stall, this trailblazer could take some stopping.
C&D scorer last season (good to soft) who goes on any ground and won last time out at Beverley (1m½f, good). Up 3lb for that. Still on a very competitive mark, although does have a tough draw to overcome.
Won his first two starts in France as a juvenile, but has been unable to add to those. Plenty of good form for Freddie Head, whom he has left since his last run for €32,000. Yet to race on fast ground, but fine on good or slower. Market check.
Multiple winner in France. Went close behind Club Wexford at Wetherby (now 16lb better off with that rival) in May, but looking exposed and in need of a favour from the assessor.
Dual AW winner (7f-1m), but 0-7 on turf and hasn't won for over two years. With that in mind, plus a tough draw, this will take some winning, though he did put up a decent effort here (7f) last time, and is now 1lb lower.
Won a Salisbury Listed event last year, but has been unable to add to that. Form has nosedived this term, but handicapper now cutting him some slack and this drop in class will help. Even so, others preferred on recent evidence.
All his wins have been on good or slower ground. Strike-rate of 3-42 doesn't inspire hugely, but arrives in decent form, stable also going well, and is just 2lb higher than his last win. Each-way appeal.
Won a class 5 over C&D (good to soft) last month, when 9lb lower. Produced one of his better performances to complete a hat-trick last time out, at Chester (1m2½f), for which he shoulders a penalty. Poor draw here, and needs to pull out more.
Triple winner from 6f-1m on good or good to soft. 6lb higher than the last of those wins at Leicester in April. Has run some good races since, including when second to King's Pavilion at Beverley last time, but hard to see him being good enough.
Recorded several competitive efforts before getting off the mark last time out at Carlisle (1m1f, good to soft). Was taken out of the Carlisle Bell due to unsuitable good to firm ground and not seen since. Yet to win when fresh, but not written off.
Going well on turf, having won 4-7 and been placed twice. Has won his last two here over C&D (both good to soft) against 3yos. Did well to hold a well handicapped rival last time, and a 4lb rise looks fair, but draw less so. Considered nonetheless.
Debut win in France remains his only one. 0-12 for this trainer, for whom he has dropped 19lb in total, and cheekpieces now go on. Stable's runners going well, and if there is to be an upset, this well drawn runner might provide it.
Multiple winner from 6f-1m2f, his most recent being a Redcar seller last month, by an easy 6L. That still didn't attract any bids for him, and back in tougher company here, more is needed.
Last Year's Winner
|T: I JardineJ: J Fanning|
Young Fire (9/2), Mayfair Spirit (6/1), Mustarrid (15/2), Mikmak (8/1), King's Pavilion (8/1), Scofflaw (9/1), Club Wexford (10/1), Humble Gratitude (10/1), Mount Ararat (11/1), Al Erayg (12/1), Kuwait Currency (12/1), Mickey (12/1), Helovaplan (12/1), First Flight (20/1), Markazi (22/1), Candelisa (25/1), Fennaan (25/1)
- Club Wexford
- Mayfair Spirit
- Al Erayg
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