Sunday 2 August 2020
Class 5 | 1m | Good (Good to Firm in places) | 9 Runners | Turf
Off time: 14:20 | Winning time: 1m 43.12s
Off the mark (sixth attempt) with a career best in a 7f maiden at Leicester (good to soft) four weeks ago - runner-up Rebel Soldier Boy was a winner on his next start (Catterick); must enter the thought process.
Didn't exactly cover himself in glory (raced keenly and looked awkward) on seasonal reappearance at Kempton (1m); that said; has some fair juvenile form on his CV, and that run could've just taken off the edge; does sit on a career high mark.
Ascot novice winner (6f, good to firm) last September; has eased in the weights following a couple of modest performances - finished a never involved sixth to Gypsy Whisper here (7f) latest; stamina reserves to prove over this trip.
Five-race maiden (regularly placed as a juvenile, 5f-7f); posted a low-key comeback (33-1) in a Class 4 handicap at Doncaster (7f, good to soft); this sounder surface is helpful, albeit he's difficult to enthuse over.
Lightly-raced Iffraaj gelding; makes the switch to handicap company at a realistic level following a trio of broadly similar performances in novice/maiden contests (7f-1m) - was beaten 7½L when finishing runner-up at Lingfield.
Prominent-racer; seemingly strengthening with experience, running her best race to date at Windsor (1m, good) - beaten 2½L by the odds-on favourite Sea Trout Reach (Rhyme Scheme third); rates as an interesting handicap debutante.
Frankel colt; fair to say that he's proved slightly disappointing since making an encouraging debut at Newmarket (7f, soft) last October; cheekpieces are now applied for handicap debut; it's possible (no formality) that he could take a leap forward.
Finished third (just behind Calatrava) at Windsor (1m, good to firm) on her penultimate start; that said, it's relevant to acknowledge that this seven-race maiden has had more chances than most, so it'll come as a surprise if she's the winner.
Maiden (0-10); 3lb lower than when finishing third (beaten 3¾L) to Queen Of Silca at Haydock (1m, good) three starts back; less promising since, including on the July Course at Newmarket (1m) last weekend; look elsewhere.
Wild Hero (9/4), Calatrava (5/1), Formality (5/1), Al Badr (5/1), Cosmic Power (7/1), Rhyme Scheme (15/2), Goodwood Rebel (11/1), Pitchcombe (14/1), Tippler (16/1), Fanzone (40/1)
- Al Badr
- Wild Hero