17:10 Haydock Fri 27 September 2019
- Lee Thomas Christy Memorial Handicap (Class 3)
- 1m 37y, Heavy
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Has scored twice this season, with his latest win coming on the AW at Newcastle (1m) back in June. Did not finish last time as he came down over 5f out when stumbling at York (1m). Needs to bounce back.
Former French raider who won for the first time in the UK on his latest start when he scored at this track over 7f by a short-head. Has gone up 3lb but this step up in distance will favour him. Leading player.
A C&D winner whose latest success came at Beverley (1m½f) three runs ago, scoring by 1L. Could only finish fifth of seven on his last start at Chester (7½f). Drops down 1lb in the weights but others are preferred.
Scored in France as a two-year-old but is still searching for his opening UK success. He went close last time at Ascot, finishing second of six runners, ¾L behind the winner. Remains off the same mark. Worth considering.
Broke his maiden over this C&D two starts ago on heavy ground. Returned to this C&D on his latest appearance where he finished second of 17 runners after going off as the 2/1 favourite. Has been raised 2lb. One to consider.
Scored over this C&D two runs ago where she was on the right side of a close finish to prevail by a neck. Was unable to follow it up over the same C&D last time as he was sixth of 17 runners. Remains off the same mark. Will need to produce more.
A winner in France over this distance but is still looking for his first victory in the UK. He has finished second in two of his last three starts, including over this C&D where he was only a neck behind. One for the shortlist.
His sole success came at Thirsk (1m) on his third career appearance. He was fifth of 17 last time over this C&D, 4½L off the winner. Returns off the same mark where he can't be discounted, despite latest effort.
Last Year's Winner
|5||King's Pavilion||5||9-5||5/1||Full Result|
|T: J WardJ: F Norton|
Barossa Red (4/1), Young Fire (5/1), Lord Of The Rock (11/2), Tulfarris (6/1), Greek Hero (8/1), Crownthorpe (8/1), Al Erayg (10/1), This Girl (10/1), King's Pavilion (12/1), Rogue (16/1)
- Young Fire
- Barossa Red
- Al Erayg
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