17:15 Bath Sat 17 August 2019
Never competitive on sole start (7f, standard, at Kempton) as a two-year-old and plenty to prove on turf debut; bred to be effective at the trip but big step forward required on belated seasonal bow.
Slow to start and had very little impact on debut at Lingfield (5f, good) last Saturday; bred to appreciate a bit further and might already need a stronger test of stamina. This run will edge him towards a handicap mark if nothing else.
Most experienced of the bunch and ran well over this sort of of trip at Windsor last week; was favourite that day but no match for a much improved winner. Had previously finished in front at Mofaaji (also at Windsor) on debut, so highly respected.
Sent off as an evens favourite on debut but possibly ran too keenly to do himself justice; not much to find with Grisons from that run and should be a lot wiser this time. Been gelded since and his yard is in better form; worth considering.
Well beaten in both starts so far and failed to capture the imagination of the betting public on either occasion (starting prices of 66/1 and 100/1 respectively). Hard to recommend this time too.
Last Year's Winner
Mofaaji (4/6), Grisons (13/8), A Place To Dream (12/1), Excelinthejungle (16/1), Disey's Edge (33/1)
- A Place To Dream
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