Tuesday 4 August 2020
Class 6 | 7f 96y | Good (Good to Firm in places) | 8 Runners | Turf
Off time: 15:30 | Winning time: 1m 34.03s
Not really caught fire this season underlined by his latest effort on the AW/Newcastle on Sunday finishing held in midfield. In mitigation it was tough to come from off the pace, slipped well below his last winning mark if he can find some spark.
Three-time winner last year producing his best at Newcastle at up to 7.1f late in the year. Not quite so good this year (still finding his form), looked rusty after a break recently at Doncaster over 6f, merely plugging on at the end, 1lb above last
Justified market support when returning to Catterick (already 7f winner there) in July to score off a similar mark under a useful apprentice. Failed to repeat that effort last time at Ayr, now finds himself on a career-high mark, likes to front-run.
Off the mark on turf last time having been well supported at fair-sized prices stepped up to 8.3f from a couple of 7f efforts. Seen to good effect at Hamilton her overall profile suggests that she's not one to be too confident about following up.
Sole 3yo in the field, deserving of extra credit for going one better than his previous start with a Catterick 7f win last time. Best delivered last he needs a decent pace to run at (should get that here), up 4lb, looks sort to remain competitive.
First run on turf since June last year having been kept to the AW since then (much better on synthetic surfaces). Usually held up she's 0-8 on turf, likely to need this run and given her profile doesn't mount a particularly persuasive case.
Took advantage of a much-reduced mark and a wind op to score at Catterick last September over this trip. C&D winner, 3lb above that mark now, below form his last two starts will need to show more to get involved, hard to support on recent evidence.
Poor maiden (0-16) with wind surgery not making much difference to his form since he was operated on. Lightly-raced since surgery, tried over 12f last time (off bridle early), offers little scope from just out of the weights dropping back in trip.
Ventura Rascal (1/1), Elixsoft (4/1), The Big House (9/2), Inner Circle (5/1), Christmas Night (10/1), Etikaal (10/1), Tadaawol (16/1), Fly True (66/1), Newspeak (125/1)
- Ventura Rascal
- The Big House