14:25 Newbury Sat 17 August 2019
Outclassed in Group 1 company but solid fourth in Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes penultimate. Won Group 3 at Chester in May and won only previous visit here. Handles give underfoot so despite having to give away weight all round has plenty going for him.
Progressive handicapper who is 3-4 this term and landed good Ascot 1m4f contest last time with a bit in hand off 98. Rated 5lb higher now but needs to improve at least as much again to land the spoils over extra furlong.
Won at Doncaster and Chester in June at up to 1m6f and went down with all guns blazing in hot Goodwood handicap last time off 88. This is a much tougher test and will do well to bustle up the principals.
Decent handicap form winning at Ripon last month prior to big improvement up to 1m3f landing Listed contest at Hamilton with a bit in hand. Up in class and distance but going the right way and is not out of it if he stays extra 2f.
Second in Group 3 Sandown Classic Trial in spring and won French 1m2f Listed event in soft ground in June. Possible non-stayer over 1m4f at Goodwood latest so extra furlong is a concern but does have a touch of class.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C ApplebyJ: James Doyle|
Morando (11/8), Durston (3/1), Sextant (4/1), Sameem (13/2), Technician (10/1)
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