15:00 Chester Fri 13 September 2019
Hard to fault his consistency as a 3yo (didn't run as 2yo) deservedly winning his first race on AW debut last time out under today's rider. Appeared to find the extended 1m trip barely adequate; further progress anticipated back at 1m2f on turf.
Lightly-raced sort who has yet to really blossom having only recently returned from a five month break for his turf debut at Goodwood (1m3f, good/firm). Earlier promise not in evidence (may have needed the run); this should tell us more about him.
A break/more positive ride proved the catalysts behind an improved winning performance at Newmarket (7f, good/firm) last time. Got better with each run (also has a decent pedigree) should prove suited by this trip, more to come from a good draw.
Not quite built on his winning debut made over 7f at Wetherby in April (under a penalty both times upped to 1m). Brother to smart winner at up to 1m4f Titus (stable also trained him); interesting to see what he can do up in trip and into handicaps.
Failed to progress in four starts for Sir Michael Stoute (had a wind op) at up to 1m2f. Easy to back on his first fact-finding mission for his new yard at Ripon (1m2f, good/firm) in a better grade than this (wasn't knocked around); mark looks harsh.
Dual winner this year at up to 1m2f, hard to knock his consistency although on the evidence of his most recent run (last of four, not disgraced) the handicapper has his measure. Often likes to lead; well berthed to take advantage of that aspect.
Appears to be a slow learning sort who isn't really progressing despite being in good hands, all three starts in August looking modest at best. May do better now handicapping but would have been of more interest if he had shown some spark first.
From 27lb out of the weights his task is hard enough before you start to have a look at his form or rather lack of it. Vey little to show for seven outing so far and the fact that he's started at 100-1 on his last three starts sums up his chance.
Last Year's Winner
|T: I JardineJ: Jamie Gormley|
Noble Prospector (2/1), Torochica (9/4), Conundrum (7/2), Trinity Lake (8/1), Top Power (8/1), Madeeh (25/1), Viking Prince (33/1), Hilbre Lake (125/1)
- Noble Prospector
- Trinity Lake
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