15:40 Newmarket Sat 28 September 2019
Disappointing when favourite in his hat-trick bid at Ayr when last seen in Listed company. Yard can ready one off a break so the absence since isn't a concern but it's hard to imagine he's particularly well-handicapped on what he showed last year.
Produced a game effort to win a typically competitive renewal of the Royal Hunt Cup earlier in the campaign. Respectable effort next time at York and had excuses at Goodwood last time; vulnerable to better handicapped sorts though.
Didn't need to improve to justify long odds on favouritism at Ayr back in 2018. Has finished tailed off on his last two runs though, most recently over C&D back in April and hard to recommend on that evidence. Wears first-time tongue-tie.
Runner-up in this race last year and returned with a win at Haydock on his seasonal return. However, 9lb higher for this year's renewal and hasn't looked like a winner in waiting on recent handicap starts from similar marks.
Won back-to-back races at the start of the campaign and had been largely running well in defeat since prior to a below par run at York last time out. However, has failed to finish in the first three on five starts at this venue.
Just a maiden win to his name at Chantilly last year and while he had caught the eye on several occasions earlier in the campaign, he failed to beat a rival home in a three-runner affair last time out; needs to bounce back from two poor runs.
Royal Hunt Cup winner in 2017 and gained a Listed success at Windsor last season. Course winner who finished fifth in this race in 2016 but this will be a tough heat to try and make all in; others preferred.
Won the C&D consolation race for this last year and only denied by a neck on seasonal return. Probably didn't stay at York last time out and will appreciate plenty of pace to aim at in a big field here; not one to rule out.
Course winner who was only narrowly denied by a staying on Jazeel at Sandown earlier in the campaign. However, he disappointed last time out and he probably wants rattling quick ground to be seen at his best.
Won a below par four runner handicap from 3lb lower at Salisbury earlier this season but there are no signs she's well handicapped from this sort of mark in a competitive heat; yet to win in five course attempts.
A three-time winner at Ayr this year and put in another game effort back at that venue last Saturday when only narrowly denied. However, more needed in a much deeper heat from a career high handicap mark and draw perhaps not ideal.
Rattled off a hat-trick at the start of his career including a Group 2 success in the Vintage Stakes but he's been relatively disappointing, failing to win since. Needs first-time visor to have a dramatic effect.
Impressive when winning at Epsom for the second time this season on final start for Andrew Balding and improved from debut for this yard to win a four runner race at Goodwood last time. 5lb higher but unexposed and should go well again.
His two wins from 16 starts have both come at Sandown but he's been well beaten in competitive handicaps on each of his last three starts. Has failed to make the frame in four previous Newmarket starts and others preferred.
Improved from debut to win a competitive novice event at Nottingham but has failed to build on that in three subsequent starts at Pattern level. Likely capable of better but a tough ask on just sixth career start.
July course winner here in 2016 and while he's not won since a Listed success at Pontefract in 2017, he's back on a nice handicap mark as a result. May have needed the run at Ayr last week and not discounted.
Won two early season novice events, the latter a match-race before finding Listed company too tough at Sandown in May. However, produced a much better effort at Ascot on return from 106 days off and entitled to come on for that.
Made it three wins from eight starts at Beverley last time out and having only gone up 3lb for that success, he looks good value for that success. Gives the impression we haven't seen the best of him yet.
Not as consistent on turf as AW and has failed to beat a rival home in recent starts at Sandown and Ascot. Big field could suit but 6lb above his last winning mark and others make more appeal.
Has won four times already this year but the handicapper appears to have caught up with him judged on his recent efforts. Remains on the same handicap mark as for each of his last four defeats.
Hasn't won since landing a novice event at Salisbury in 2017 but has run some of his better races at this venue and placed again here two starts back; hard to envisage him being well-handicapped here though.
Just one win from 16 starts and while he's been running well in defeat in recent starts, particularly when runner-up behind a progressive sort at Kempton last time out, he has more on his plate here and a draw on the wing probably not ideal.
Won a decent maiden at Leopardstown over this trip on his final start for Mick Halford. Off the mark for this yard when relatively impressive at Ripon earlier in the campaign but has struggled from his revised mark since.
Landed back to back Class 4 handicaps earlier in the campaign but has struggled to beat a rival home in any of his last three starts. Seemingly second string on jockey bookings and looks up against it here.
Won three races in 2016 and finds himself above his highest winning mark, despite not winning since. Has hit the crossbar on a number of occasions this season but this is tougher than his recent assignments.
Impressive 5L winner at Windsor back in June and went close to following up here on the July course (1m2f) next time out. Freshened up since a below par run at Goodwood when last seen and rates as the type to bounce back; interesting contender.
Has improved markedly from two to three years old and rattled off a hat-trick before finishing fifth of six at Goodwood when an even money favourite. That effort is worth forgiving and he's a progressive type with the right profile for this race.
Maiden winner on turf debut at Newbury and bounced back from two below par efforts when third of 14 at Newmarket last time out. Not without an each-way squeak if he can build on that.
Made it five wins from seven starts since joining this yard here when last seen in 2018 when gaining his second course success. Only nudged up 2lb for that and a talented apprentice can claim 5lb so can't be ruled out if ready on his return.
Has won twice this season, both wins on soft ground over a furlong further than this. Tends to struggle when his mark gets up to this sort of level though and others make more appeal.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori|
Lord North (9/2), Le Don De Vie (15/2), Majestic Dawn (8/1), Good Birthday (9/1), Fifth Position (10/1), Bedouin's Story (10/1), Mordin (12/1), Jazeel (14/1), Beringer (16/1), Korcho (16/1), Dark Vision (20/1), Afaak (20/1), Another Touch (20/1), Nicholas T (25/1), Dubai Horizon (25/1), Little Jo (25/1), Baltic Baron (28/1), You're Hired (33/1), Chance (33/1), Al Jellaby (40/1), Petrus (40/1), Alternative Fact (50/1), History Writer (50/1), Cockalorum (50/1), Zhui Feng (50/1), Queen of Time (50/1), Fajjaj (50/1), Mordred (50/1), Torcello (50/1), Isomer (66/1), Zzoro (66/1), Badenscoth (100/1), Smile A Mile (100/1), Mulligatawny (100/1), Music Seeker (100/1)
- Lord North
- Another Touch
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