17:05 Newbury Fri 20 September 2019
Record of 6-22 but largely disappointing since a 5L victory in early 2018. Down to an attractive mark without showing signs of a revival.
Has won a couple of races this term but his last two runs indicate the handicapper is in charge. With others in this race also rising up the weights, then he has less to find here than on either of those occasions.
Triple winner who was beaten by My Boy Sepoy last year and reopposes on worse terms. Looked a shade unlucky when last seen in June and the winner defied a much higher mark next time. Her two previous runs off marks above 80 also count as her worst.
Lone win remains a Chelmsford maiden at 4/11. Has failed to fire this term and has changed yards again having been acquired for 40,000 gns in July.
Has had a good year since stepping up to 1m2f and has picked up four races. Marks of 79 and above have proved beyond him so far and hard to say the necessary improvement can be uncovered.
Nathaniel gelding has improved with each run and he is nicely handicapped on his early season form. A slow pace may have counted against him when beaten by a fitter rival three weeks ago, but there can be no excuses this time.
Landed his last class 4 contest in April and has struggled to match that effort in better company since. Now 3lb below that winning mark and back to his optimum trip, so any market moves would make him of interest.
Ended a frustrating run with a 2L victory at Salisbury under today's rider. Further progress cannot be discounted now that connections have discovered how he needs to be ridden.
Largely consistent since April's Haydock victory. Better to come when he learns to settle and providing conditions don't turn quick, yet others make more appeal here.
Two best efforts this term have come off marks of 73. That gives him plenty to prove stepping up to a trip he is not bred to stay.
Has shaped well on his last two starts over this trip. Nevertheless it is still hard to say he has improved enough to defy a 5lb rise.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Exec Chef||3||9-6||11/2||Full Result|
|T: J R BoyleJ: P Cosgrave|
Starfighter (9/4), Pour Me A Drink (4/1), Entrusting (9/2), He's Amazing (7/1), Mystic Meg (10/1), Craneur (14/1), George Of Hearts (16/1), My Boy Sepoy (16/1), Nayel (25/1), Regular Income (33/1), City Tour (40/1)
- He's Amazing
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