18:00 Newcastle Tue 17 September 2019
Turned over at odds of 1-8f on his previous visit to Gosforth Park; things have clicked positively since then, and he was beaten by a fast-improving rival (Cantiniere) at Wolverhampton (1m4f) ten days ago; trainer is 11-30 (37%) at Newcastle.
Course winner (1m) as a juvenile; 7lb higher than when making all at Ripon (1m4f, good) in July; found wanting in a similar Class 3 handicap at Newbury on his most recent start; others hold stronger credentials.
Lightly-raced and progressive; no match for the Melrose Handicap runner-up at Doncaster (1m2f) on his penultimate start; won decisively in a 1m2f novice here recently; is very much respected now tackling a new trip on handicap debut.
Carlisle maiden winner (1m1f, soft); second best behind the clear winner Moll Davis on handicap debut at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last month; is low-mileage, yet faces some useful rivals on AW debut.
Sole win came in a match at Lingfield (1m3½f, soft); off the track for 75-days since finishing 4½L second to the St Leger winner Logician at Newbury (1m4f, good to firm) in July - third-placed Just Hubert won the Edinburgh Cup at Musselburgh (Sat).
Last Year's Winner
Deal A Dollar (5/4), Wise Ruler (2/1), Natty Night (11/2), Battle Of Wills (9/1), Proton (20/1)
- Wise Ruler
- Deal A Dollar
- Natty Night
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