14:20 Newbury Sat 21 September 2019
Failed in Dubai over the winter; gradually worked his way back to his best on these shores taking back-to-back Group 3 contests of late. Third in this last year (stronger contest) having won the race the year before; goes well for today's rider.
Best efforts have come at York (904 here); generally come up short at this level, delivered less than he promised in an AW Group 3 last time over 1m4f. Would need to make some fair strides forward to trouble the principals; others appeal far more.
Yet to prove himself at Group level (is a Listed winner); had the run of the race in his best performance this year (runner-up York Listed contest over 1m). Below form twice since at Group 2/3 level; too keen last time, not certain to stay this far.
Hasn't as yet won outside of novice company; acquitted himself well in his last two starts especially when chasing home a talented individual in a Haydock Group 3 over 1m2f. No surprise to see him step up on that performance; prominent racer.
Winner (1m) on 2yo debut he's been slightly disappointing until returned to handicap in a first-time visor at Newmarket last time (1m2f). That wasn't a deep race and he's up in grade again here but could go well now that he's found some form.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Young Rascal||3||9-0||5/2||Full Result|
|T: W J HaggasJ: Jim Crowley|
Pondus (7/4), Desert Encounter (9/4), Waldstern (4/1), Wadilsafa (11/2), Pivoine (14/1)
- Desert Encounter
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