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Trainer: Jim Goldie Jockey: Paul Mulrennan Age: 8 Weight: 10st 2lbs
Very smart course winner who won Group 3/listed race at Sandown in 2021. Just failed in Glorious Stakes at Goodwood but rare poor run in Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock last time. Not dismissed.
Trainer: Roger Varian Jockey: Andrea Atzeni Age: 7 Weight: 10st 0lbs
Enjoyed a fine 2020 with wins at Royal Ascot and the Ebor and teed himself up nicely for a repeat win after 9 months off when third of 10 to Hukum in Silver Cup over C&D last month. Well in the mix.
Trainer: William Haggas Jockey: Kieran Shoemark Age: 4 Weight: 9st 11lbs
Most progressive 5-time winner in 2020 who readily landed 11.8f handicap here on return. Found trouble in Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot since and fancied to bounce back with longer trip a big plus.
Trainer: Ismail Mohammed Jockey: Dane O’Neill Age: 5 Weight: 9st 11lbs
Still to score in 2021, but he posted a career-best effort when second to Trueshan in Goodwood Cup at Goodwood (2m) last month. Not ruled out despite taking drop in trip here.
Trainer: David O’Meara Jockey: Daniel Tudhope Age: 5 Weight: 9st 11lbs
Made winning start for this yard in 1¾m Group 3 here last summer and not disgraced in Goodwood/Lonsdale/Doncaster Cup after. Looked rusty after 11 months off in Glorious Stakes on return. Considered.
Trainer: William Haggas Jockey: Tom Marquand Age: 5 Weight: 9st 8lbs
Big improver in 2019 when bagged two competitive handicaps over C&D. Seen out only once since when unlucky fourth in Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last June but he shouldn’t be underestimated.
Trainer: Andrew Balding Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa Age: 6 Weight: 9st 8lbs
Back to his smart best when ready winner of Old Newton Cup at Haydock and followed it up with creditable fourth to Passion And Glory in Glorious Stakes at Goodwood (12f) last month. Highly respected.
Trainer: Jamie Osborne Jockey: Luke Morris Age: 6 Weight: 9st 8lbs
Losing run stretches back to 2018 and he ran poorly in Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan in March when last seen out. Now a habitual slow starter, so temperament looks to be getting the better of him.
Trainer: David Menuisier Jockey: David Egan Age: 5 Weight: 9st 8lbs
Low-mileage 5-y-o who impressively landed 1m2f Epsom handicap In June. Similar form when fourth in Wolferton Stakes but last in listed race at Newbury latest run. Has his stamina to prove too.
Trainer: John Patrick Murtagh Jockey: Ben Martin Coen Age: 4 Weight: 9st 8lbs
Irish gelding who landed Limerick listed event in June before good sixth to Hukum in Silver Cup over C&D last month. Smart and by no means ruled out back in handicap company.
Trainer: William Haggas Jockey: Kevin Stott Age: 4 Weight: 9st 7lbs
Scopey sort who has quickly reached a very useful level, bagging listed event over C&D before good fourth up in grade in Silver Cup here last month. Much respected on his handicap debut.
Trainer: Ralph Beckett Jockey: Hector Crouch Age: 4 Weight: 9st 6lbs
Useful at his best. Gelded and off 9 months before never-dangerous seventh in Silver Cup over C&D last month. Lots more required on his handicap debut but he’s in very good hands.
Trainer: William Haggas Jockey: Adam Farragher Age: 5 Weight: 9st 6lbs
Smart and consistent in 2020. Got back on track when third to Hukum in Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury earlier in the month. Others still appeal more from this yard.
Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: James Doyle Age: 5 Weight: 9st 6lbs
Derby seventh in 2019 who made light of 15 months off (gelded) when stylish winner of 1m4f Newbury handicap last September. Has another absence to overcome but in excellent hands and no forlorn hope.
Trainer: W. P. Mullins Jockey: Jason Watson Age: 7 Weight: 9st 5lbs
Very useful winning 2m hurdler. Lightly raced on Flat but readily landed conditions events at Listowel/the Curragh last autumn. Has won after a break so interesting returning for his handicap bow.
Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick Age: 4 Weight: 9st 4lbs
Progressive sort who won 1m6f Newmarket handicap before showing better form when placed in handicaps at Royal Ascot and Newmarket. May do better still, so shortlisted despite a 4 lb rise in weights.
Trainer: Andrew Balding Jockey: David Probert Age: 5 Weight: 9st 4lbs
An improved performer at 5, regaining winning thread in Group 3 over C&D in May, and excellent second to Wonderful Tonight in Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood (14f) last time. Enters calculations.
Trainer: Alan King Jockey: Saffie Osborne Age: 7 Weight: 9st 4lbs
Last year’s November Handicap victor who had been in winning form over hurdles before returning with solid efforts at Goodwood in 1m4f listed event and 14f handicap. Ought to be competitive again.
Trainer: John Patrick Murtagh Jockey: Adam Kirby Age: 5 Weight: 9st 3lbs
Irish gelding is winless since last summer but he arrives on the back of good fourth placings in handicaps at Royal Ascot and Leopardstown. Another good showing is likely.
Trainer: Hughie Morrison Jockey: Jason Hart Age: 4 Weight: 9st 3lbs
Low-mileage 4-y-o who shrugged off 13 lb rise for Haydock win when taking Duke Of Edinburgh at Royal Ascot. Not discredited when eighth in Silver Cup over C&D last month, so ought to be competitive.
Trainer: David O’Meara Jockey: David Nolan Age: 6 Weight: 9st 1lbs
Consistent mare who ran well on first 3 runs in 2021 in listed/Group 3. Not at her best in Lancashire Oaks and Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood since and others look better treated at these weights.
Trainer: Karl Thornton Jockey: R. C. Colgan Age: 7 Weight: 9st 1lbs
Useful Irish 2m winner over hurdles who translated that form to this sphere when gutsy winner of 14f handicap at the Curragh in June. Up 7 lb but has more to offer and very much one to consider.
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