14:00 York Fri 11 October 2019
Soft ground winner over 5f. Well held on both starts in nurseries from a mark of 90. Handicapper relenting, but will need improvement on those last two to get competitive.
Handles cut in the ground. Off the mark over C&D last time (first-time blinkers), when narrowly held off a 66-1 chance (favourite third) in novices' company. Mark stays the same for this first nursery run. Should be closely involved.
Improving colt who scored at both Wolverhampton (6f, AW) and Chester (6f, soft) in his first two nurseries. Up 5lb for the latter, and things will get tougher here, but stable among the winners and can't rule him out.
Improver who scored in a modest Catterick maiden (5f, good) on his second start, and added to that with a taking performance back there over 6f (good to firm) last month. Takes on a stronger field here, but nicely drawn and mark looks reasonable.
AW scorer in June (5f). Went close from this mark at Chelmsford last time. Can't discount him on that basis, and cheekpieces may help, but does need to find more against less exposed rivals.
Went close here in a 6f novice event (good to soft) in June, but well beaten in both nurseries since. Has slipped to a handy mark based on that previous run here, and well drawn too, so don't discount a revival.
Won a Chelmsford novice event (5f, AW) on her second start and wasn't far off that level of form at Beverley (good to firm) last time. Encouraging that she is having a tilt at this, but she will need improvement.
Went close a couple of times before winning a Chepstow nursery (6f, good) in September, when 6lb lower. Fair effort again on AW from today's mark at Kempton last week, and wouldn't be writing her off.
Improved to take a 5f Ripon novice event (good to soft) on her third start. Respectable effort on her nursery debut two starts ago, but well held at Listed level last weekend at Redcar. More needed and not an ideal draw.
Showed when a close second at Chester (5f, good) last time, that there are races to be won with him, but 0-4 so far and this is a tough race in which to try to break your duck.
The most experienced and therefore also the most exposed runner in the field, and is 1-11 so far. Sole win came on good to soft (6f) at Nottingham in August, when 10lb lower, but this is a big ask.
Debut winner at Wetherby in May (5½f, good). Acts on good to soft, but recent efforts leave him well short of what is required here.
Yet to win, but went close in novice events at both Redcar and Carlisle in the summer. First-time hood for first run in a nursery, and initial mark looks a little taxing.
Improving gelding who has been well placed to win three of his last four, including nurseries at Ripon and Carlisle (both 6f, good to soft). Up another 6lb and in deeper at this level, but merits respect.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote|
Ainsdale (6/1), Vardon Flyer (6/1), Clan Royale (7/1), Romantic Vision (15/2), What A Business (8/1), Vintage Times (8/1), Stone Soldier (10/1), Music Therapist (12/1), Singe Anglais (14/1), Aryaaf (14/1), Reassure (16/1), Pop Dancer (20/1), Cruising (25/1), Coastal Mist (25/1), Dazzling Des (40/1)
- Romantic Vision
- Clan Royale
- Stone Soldier
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