15:25 Epsom Downs Thu 12 September 2019
Hasn't been able to win on turf yet but ran his best race for some time with 3L third in 1m5f Newbury handicap on latest start. Hasn't been given any leniency for that and has a tough task from top weight. Place claims.
In cracking form this season, especially at this track. Landed Newmarket handicap (1m2f) on penultimate start and followed that up with narrow defeat in Amateurs' Derby over C&D. Should be thereabouts once again.
Four-time winner this season and arguably posted career best last time out with neck defeat in 1m6f Goodwood handicap last month. Harshly raised 3lb for that so more improvement required.
Thirves at this track and made it back-to-back wins in the Amateurs' Derby with a gutsy success from Allegiant last time out. Has a 3lb penalty to contend with but sets the standard and should be the one to beat.
Winner at Goodwood earlier in the season but hasn't hit the frame since, including recent 7L fourth in 1m6f handicap (Berrahiri finished second). That was on a return from a break though and entitled to strip fitter.
Winner over 1m2f at this track in August but struggled off revised mark since, including 15L defeat at Chepstow (1m2f, good) last time out. Best watched on current form.
Authoritative winner at Doncaster on penultimate start but seemingly didn't handle the AW surface with 24L defeat in 1m1f Wolverhampton handicap. Should bounce back but this is first try at 1m4f.
Last Year's Winner
Allegiant (9/4), C'Est No Mour (11/4), Mandalayan (4/1), Berrahri (11/2), Delph Crescent (9/1), Rydan (12/1), Gendarme (28/1)
- C'Est No Mour
- Delph Crescent
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