13:40 Brighton Mon 16 September 2019
All previous wins at 7f but copes with this shorter trip and gets bonus points for effectiveness at this course; dangerous to underestimate even though he needs to post a personal best effort over the distance.
Done well since joining his current yard and, given that he's got a proven liking for switchback track at Epsom, the nature of this course isn't so daunting. Responds well for the jockey, so good reason to expect a bold bid.
Won over the extended 5f here in June but held in three starts since. However, they were tougher races and this ease in grade (from a Class 2 handicap last time) is in his favour. Nicholls Jnr. has proved to be well worth her 3lb claim; shortlisted.
Never won over this trip and form of his three starts since returning from a break leaves a bit to be desired. Not particularly well handicapped given his dip in form, too.
Kept busy since her C&D win last month -from a 2lb lower mark - but she's found it tough going recently. She's won a third of all starts for her current yard but needs to bounce back from three lacklustre performances.
Held in three starts since being gelded and has form to reverse with Alicia Darcey if he's going to get off the mark in a handicap (won a novices stakes on the AW last September but no joy since). Wasn't beaten far from this mark last time, though.
Broke the record for the number of wins at the track with his tenth success here last time out; and the drop back to 6f holds no fears. Still well treated in comparison to old form but he's another one who has C&D form to reverse with Alicia Darcy.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C A DwyerJ: Lewis Edmunds|
Motagally (9/4), Whataguy (3/1), Mamillius (5/1), Pour La Victoire (11/2), Harrogate (6/1), Alicia Darcy (12/1), In The Red (40/1)
- Alicia Darcy
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