13:45 Newbury Sat 21 September 2019
Smart performer; surprise Abernant Stakes (6f, Group3) winner earlier in the season (66-1) prior to running well in another Group 3 over 6f here under a penalty. Below-par in first-time blinkers when last seen at Deauville (6f, Group 3); stiff task.
Successful in three top handicaps this year at up to 6f; proved he was up to a crack at this company when scoring in a 6f York Listed contest last time. Drops back to a bare 5f (has won over this trip in the past); usually leads, very game sort.
Not quite lived up to some earlier lofty expectations but squeezed home when landing a Doncaster 5f Listed contest last time. Has plenty of raw ability but does need careful handling; only off a short break here, appears best when kept fresh.
Dundalk 5f Group 3 winner last October, yet to win this year; ran well in two Meydan 5f handicaps (start of the year). Returned from a break to run a sound race at Tipperary over 5f, highly tried last time (Group 1), didn't impress with attitude.
Finished down the field in the last two renewals of this race; has won at this level in the past though. Returned to form out of the blue last time to maintain his unbeaten Beverley record (3-3) taking a Listed 5f contest; sound chance on best form.
Five-time winner (all at 5f) in a busy season including taking the Epsom "Dash"; tried at this level and higher before and come up short. Well below form in his last three starts, looks as though a hectic year has caught up with him; more needed.
Good win/run ratio (5-13) with all three wins last year coming at 5f, including one at Listed level. Recently returned from a year off with a respectable effort in a Navan 5f handicap (off 102); takes a strong hold, deserves a chance at this level.
Goes well fresh (won first time out last three seasons), did so again this year taking a 5f Listed contest at Haydock in testing conditions. Needs to bounce back from a poor effort last time (had excuses); tries this grade for the first time.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Mr Lupton||5||9-1||11/4||Full Result|
|T: R A FaheyJ: G Mosse|
Dakota Gold (15/8), Equilateral (7/2), Judicial (13/2), Hit The Bid (15/2), Keystroke (11/1), Blue Uluru (11/1), Maid In India (12/1), Ornate (14/1)
- Dakota Gold
- Hit The Bid
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