16:40 Newbury Sat 21 September 2019
Yet to score this year after landing six of his seven starts last year (rose nearly two stone in the handicap). Found it tough going this year off those higher marks despite some creditable efforts; now edged back down to his last winning mark.
Capable of some useful performances but has yet to win this year with his form having a rather uneven profile. Had the run of the race In a small-field conditions affair last time (still couldn't seal the deal); would need to be at his best to take t
1m novice winner on his only 2yo start he's failed to win as a 3yo with this season looking to be one that was slipping away from him until he aborted the slide last time. Third at Ascot was satisfactory; hardly looked a winner in waiting though.
Produced some strong form this year without winning particularly on soft/heavy ground, conditions that he won't get here. Failed to live up to some of his earlier performances on his last two starts; comes here with some questions to answer.
Yet to fully realise his potential/promise that he showed on his seasonal reappearance with his two starts since both being rather disappointing. Showed a little more last time at Ascot but still tough to fully endorse him on that performance.
Taken a marked step forward with his career since being upped to this trip; arrives on a hat-rick after scoring twice in a lesser grade. Overcame a pace bias when odds-on last time; cheekpieces now on, deserves respect despite the rise in class.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Temple Church||4||9-9||11/2||Full Result|
|T: H MorrisonJ: G Mosse|
Fantastic Blue (11/4), What A Welcome (7/2), Lariat (4/1), Kosciuszko (5/1), Kaloor (5/1), Koeman (9/1)
- Fantastic Blue
- What A Welcome
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