The official ratings imply that the trio to concentrate upon are TARBOOSH
(108), El Astronaute
(106) and Merhoob
(103), but as we've witnessed from past experience, including at this track in the 2018 Flying Scotsman Conditions Stakes that doesn't always necessarily prove to be the case. Paul Midgley is mob-handed with no fewer than four declared runners (50% of the field), including the progressive Captain Colby
who made all when mastering the selection (and stablemate) over C&D in October. However, Tarboosh bounced back swiftly when winning a competitive Class 2 handicap at Doncaster 12-days later, and is strongly fancied to pick up where he left off in 2018.
- El Astronaute