14:45 Newmarket Sat 21 September 2019
Has improved all season and showed his liking for this trip when winning at Leicester (good to firm) 11 days ago. Conditions will suit and despite carrying top-weight, his chance is taken seriously.
Well-suited by today's distance, he won on the July Course (7f, good to firm) off 2lb lower back in July. Not in the same form in two defeats since then, most recently at Chepstow (7f, good) 19 days ago, and needs to return to form.
Well placed to land a four-timer in the Spring (including over C&D) he has performed creditably since, including last time in a better race at Sandown (7f, good) eight days ago. Down in grade under a promising apprentice jockey and is shortlisted.
No obvious reason for a disappointing handicap debut at Chepstow (7f, good) 19 days ago. Had been consistent prior to that and is still lightly raced, so it wouldn't be a big surprise to see him bounce back for an in-form yard.
Joined this yard earlier this year of an 11lb higher mark. He has shaped a little better the last twice, most recently at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) last month when finished third. Now 6lb below his last win if he can bounce back to his best.
Won off 9lb higher at Brighton (7f, good to firm) 13 months ago but hasn't been in the same form since. Back from a 77-day break after a poor run at Nottingham (1m½f) and, with visor removed, hard to know what to expect.
A maiden after nine starts, he ran well at Yarmouth (1m, good to firm) when second back in May. Has disappointed in four starts since, including in cheekpieces and a visor. No headgear today and needs to improve to win.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Game Player||3||9-0||6/1||Full Result|
|T: R VarianJ: K Shoemark|
Aluqair (3/1), Chatham House (3/1), Glenn Coco (3/1), Graphite Storm (5/1), Sir Titan (11/2), Elysium Dream (25/1), Greek Kodiac (25/1)
- Chatham House
- Sir Titan
- Glenn Coco
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