Wednesday 6 November 2019
Class 3 | 1m 3f 219y | Standard / Slow | 6 Runners | Polytrack
Off time: 19:40 | Winning time: 2m 33.78s
Won over 1m5f at Ayr in June off 1lb lower mark. Has failed to make the frame in four runs since, albeit in warm company, but took a step in the right direction at Newmarket last time. Drops in class now, so a revival is expected.
Lightly raced since winning this race on quick ground in 2016 for Hugo Palmer. Well held in November Handicap at Doncaster a year ago, and has moved yards after a poor run when blinkered on his return. Hood reached for now.
Took form to a new level when winning Listed Glasgow Stakes at Hamilton in July. Ran too bad to be true at Newbury the following month, and given a break to get over that, he could very well get back on the progressive thread.
Has been consistent and back on the scoresheet with a strong display in a match-race at Doncaster before being set a bit too much to do in race won by The Pinto Kid at Chelmsford last time. may do better still, and looks the one to beat on balance.
Very lightly raced since winning his maiden at Nottingham three years ago. No impact at Meydan early in the year, and ran poorly at Chelmsford after a break last month, so has a bit to prove.
Won off a 2lb lower mark at Windsor (1m3½f) in July, but well beaten next time, and didn't do enough after a break at Wolverhampton recently to make him of interest here.
Sameem (11/8), Dubai Tradition (11/4), Kitaabaat (3/1), Big Challenge (6/1), Island Brave (6/1), To Be Wild (10/1), Jersey Wonder (14/1)
- Island Brave