19:45 Carlisle Tue 13 August 2019
Still seeking his first win after ten previous attempts but has plenty of placed form on his CV; was making just his third start over 7f when short of room near the furlong pole and keeping on to finish third at Musselburgh (good) 11 days ago.
Turned over a John Gosden-trained favourite when winning a maiden on Tapeta at Newcastle (7f) last November; lightly raced and has had wind surgery since finishing last of eight in a Class 3 handicap at Sandown (7f) in June; ground?
Has finished second here (7f-1m1f) on four previous occasions, including in the Carlisle Bell Consolation in June (beaten a neck by Jackhammer); not at his best here last week and the forecast ground conditions appear problematic.
His sole win in 15 starts came over C&D (good to firm) in May 2018; on a handy mark (2lb lower) and broadly consistent throughout the course of 2019 despite finding others stronger at the finish; fourth of nine at Ayr (7f, soft) latest; hooded.
Beat Kynance by ¾L when winning a soft ground maiden at Redcar (7f, soft) last October; getting steadily worse (0-5) with each start in 2019 and needs a sharp upturn in fortunes in order to play a hand; runner-up here (1m, soft) last August.
Five-race maiden; 33-1 when down the field (tenth of 13) on turf debut at Lingfield (7½f, good to firm) in June; gelded and off since; very difficult to make any sort of positive case for with clear ground and overall form doubts.
Last Year's Winner
Twin Appeal (5/2), Knowing Glance (11/4), Black Friday (3/1), Make Me (3/1), Zoravan (5/1), Mardle (13/2), Indian Sounds (10/1), Paddy's Pursuit (22/1)
- Twin Appeal
- Knowing Glance
- Black Friday
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