19:55 Newmarket Fri 16 August 2019
Likable sort who favour soft ground as he showed when winning in the rain over 1m2½f at Chester on soft back in May. Twice third since over 1m2f and 1m and will again be competitive here with his chance greatly enhanced by any rain.
Impressive when winning a 20-runner handicap at Ascot on return in May but hasn't been as effective from his revised handicap mark subsequently. Third at Pontefract latest however hinted at a revival and has possibilities again here.
Back to winning ways at Chester latest (7½f, good to soft) where he battled hard to get up close home. Under 5lb penalty he will need a career best but fact he won off 81 last season shows he's not much to find.
Second over 1m and 7f in second and third starts at Thirsk before beating a consistent sort in a Doncaster maiden last time out over 7f. Still lightly raced and unexposed and could be the answer in an otherwise tricky puzzle.
Progressive sort this winter when completing a four-timer, below form at Wolverhampton in March but after a break he ran excellently to finish second over C&D latest and he makes plenty of appeal off his 17lb lower turf rating.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J H M GosdenJ: R Havlin|
Enigmatic (11/4), Siglo Six (3/1), Pinnata (10/3), Mr Top Hat (7/2), Humble Gratitude (5/1), Balgair (8/1)
- Siglo Six
- Humble Gratitude
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