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Saturday 11th August

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash (Handicap) (Class 2)

Distance: 5f Going: Good

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Evergate looks sure to go well but stablemate SIR ROBERT CHEVAL can improve on his good second in this race 12 months ago.

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Sir Robert Cheval
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Sir Robert Cheval
J: Yutaka Take
T: Robert Cowell
Form: 6722-0
Age: 7
Weight: 10-0
Has finished second in both of his previous attempts over this course and distance, including in this race last year. Made an underwhelming start to this season when well beaten in the Wokingham. Should find this race easier though.
Plenty of good course form, including when close 2nd in this last year; can go well again
El Astronaute
J: Pat Cosgrave
T: John Quinn
Form: 123442
Age: 5
Weight: 10-0
Admirably consistent this season and he was not beaten far into second in a competitive handicap at Goodwood last time out. His yard in excellent form at present and a big run is anticipated this afternoon.
Below best only C&D start; some excellent 5f runs in the last year; still in form
Tis Marvellous
J: Hollie Doyle
T: Clive Cox
Form: -60540
Age: 4
Weight: 9-13
Group 2 winner at Maisons-Laffitte back in August 2016. Winless from eleven starts since, however, and he disappointed in the Stewards’ Cup last week. Questions to answer now.
Decent form at 5f/6f, including here, but had an off day at Goodwood last week
Gracious John
J: Fran Berry
T: David Evans
Form: 103535
Age: 5
Weight: 9-12
Yet to replicate his smart All-Weather form on turf, but he has run some respectable races in defeat recently. Fifth behind Blue De Vega over this course and distance last time out. More required to land this.
At his best on AW; acts well here and beaten about 2l over C&D latest; has share of weight
Line Of Reason
J: Hayley Turner
T: Paul Midgley
Form: 702310
Age: 8
Weight: 9-12
Second in this race in 2016 and he now arrives here on a six pounds lower mark. Poor over this course and distance latest. In good form prior to that effort though and he is not ruled out here for each-way purposes.
Well handicapped on his 2nd in this race in 2016; back to form last month; excuse latest
Encore D'Or
J: Andrasch Starke
T: Robert Cowell
Form: 260544
Age: 6
Weight: 9-12
Sole turf win came on soft ground at Doncaster back in September. He has been in good form recently, however, finishing fourth over this course and distance the last twice. Interesting contender for a yard that has won three of the last eight renewals of this race.
Modest turf strike-rate (1-19) but two sound efforts over C&D of late; thereabouts
J: Josephine Gordon
T: Roy Bowring
Form: 111207
Age: 7
Weight: 9-11
Winner at Pontefract in April but he has posted regressive RPR’s in his three starts since. Now just a pound above his last winning mark, but his three turf wins to date have all come earlier in the season.
Useful effort to beat El Astronaute in April; not disgraced at 6f since; chance back at 5f
J: Joao Moreira
T: David O'Meara
Form: 063210
Age: 8
Weight: 9-10
Eight-year-old who has gained just four wins in his career to date. Two of those successes have come this season, however. The more recent at Pontefract on his start prior to last. Made all that day though, and unlikely to get an easy lead in this company.
Smart form in big 6f/7f handicaps here; back to form last month; possibilities
J: Adam Kirby
T: Robert Cowell
Form: 203202
Age: 4
Weight: 9-8
Losing run is currently at twelve but he has shown some respectable form this season. Up two pounds for his latest second-place finish. Now eight pounds above his last winning mark, his yard has an enviable record in this race though.
Latest win was last May; some good races in defeat since, including over C&D latest
Tommy G
J: Per-Anders Graberg
T: Jim Goldie
Form: 173171
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
Ran a clear career-best effort to land the Stewards’ Cup Consolation Race at Goodwood last week. He has been raised four pounds for that success, but he is dangerous to rule out here if getting a run.
Return to 5f is a worry but in the form of his life after big 6f Goodwood win last week
Just Glamorous
T: Ronald Harris
Form: 27-500
Age: 5
Weight: 9-12
The Daley Express
T: Ronald Harris
Form: 9-1215
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
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1 (11) // Sir Robert Cheval
2 (12) // El Astronaute
3 (7) // Tis Marvellous
4 (10) // Gracious John
6 (8) // Line Of Reason
7 (1) // Encore D'Or
8 (9) // Foolaad
9 (6) // Watchable
10 (3) // Evergate
12 (5) // Tommy G
5 (2) // Just Glamorous
11 (4) // The Daley Express
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