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Verdict

Last year's winner AMAZOUR (nap) makes plenty of appeal again. He's only 2lb higher this time and comes into the race suitably fresh.

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Amazour
No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(11)
Aeolus b 1
J: Liam Keniry
T: Ed Walker
Broke a long-standing losing run when scoring at Newmarket in April off a pound lower, poor in three runs since. Yard is flying now, granted, but he's difficult to win with and he'd need rain to be seen to best effect.
Smart on his day; won Cl2 Newmarket handicap in April; struggled since; now tries blinkers
5-1000
Age: 7
Weight: 9-8
OR: 101
Days: 27
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Aug 18 Ripon 6f Gd 2Hc 9-6 p 16/20 Gunmetal (11L) 33/1 103 80
30 Jun 18 Newcastle (AW) 6f St/Slw G3 9-3 10/10 Above The Rest (11½L) 10/1 104 77
6 May 18 Newmarket 6f GF 2Hc 9-5 13/15 Gifted Master (3¾L) 9/1 104 100
18 Apr 18 Newmarket 6f GS 2Hc 9-7 1/15 Ower Fly (½L) 7/1 100 109
27 Oct 17 Doncaster 6f GS 2Hc 9-9 5/22 Perfect Pasture (1½L) 11/1 101 107
30 Sep 17 Haydock 6f Hy 2Hc 9-4 p 13/17 Donjuan Triumphant (26L) 9/1 103 30
3
(3)
Pipers Note
  • C
J: James Sullivan
T: Ruth Carr
Has gained all twelve of his victories over the five and six-furlong distances, yet to strike beyond that. He was denied in his hat-trick bid at Ripon last time when comfortably held and he remains on the same mark.
12 wins over 5f-6f, one here/two more at Ripon this term; however, struggled there latest
676110
Age: 8
Weight: 9-5
OR: 98
Days: 27
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Aug 18 Ripon 6f Gd 2Hc 9-1 15/20 Gunmetal (11L) 14/1 98 76
6 Aug 18 Ripon 6f Gd 3Hc 9-11 1/7 Sheepscar Lad (¾L) 5/1 94 103
16 Jul 18 Ripon 6f GF 3Hc 9-7 1/6 Reputation (¾L) 11/4 89 99
4 Jul 18 Thirsk 6f GF 3Hc 9-10 6/7 Aljady (3½L) 14/1 92 88
17 Jun 18 Doncaster 6f GF 3Hc 9-13 7/11 Brian The Snail (6¼L) 7/1 94 83
9 Jun 18 Haydock 6f GF 3Hc 9-7 6/11 Summerghand (3¾L) 17/2 95 93
4
(6)
Lake Volta
  • BF
J: William Buick
T: Mark Johnston
Hearty sort who was placed in a valuable Goodwood handicap three weeks ago, running another good race in a tough Chester event last time. Mark is left unchanged today, rarely runs a bad race and shouldn't be far away.
Won Epsom Listed race in June; placed in Cl2 hcps last two starts, that form over 7f-7.5f
543633
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 101
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Sep 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 2Hc 8-12 3/12 Oh This Is Us (1¼L) 4/1F 101 103
25 Aug 18 Goodwood 7f Gd 2Hc 9-1 3/17 Flaming Spear (1¾L) 16/1 100 105
11 Aug 18 Newmarket (July) 7f GS 2Hc 9-7 6/6 Sea Fox (12L) 7/2 100 75
21 Jul 18 Newbury 7f GF 2Hc 8-10 3/5 Mankib (¾L) 11/4 101 102
14 Jul 18 Chester 7f Gd L 9-0 4/9 Oh This Is Us (5L) 3/1J 105 96
30 Jun 18 Newmarket (July) 7f GF G3 8-10 5/7 Sir Dancealot (7L) 7/1 110 94
5
(4)
Shanghai Glory
J: Ryan Moore
T: Charles Hills
Losing run stretches back to October 2016, going close on a number of occasions since. Poor run in the Great St Wilfrid last time, remains on the same mark. Very much capable on a going day, but that's hard to predict.
Last win came in 6f Curragh Listed race in 2016; claims on a good day, but unconvincing
-03020
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 97
Days: 27
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Aug 18 Ripon 6f Gd 2Hc 9-0 17/20 Gunmetal (11½L) 10/1 97 72
11 Aug 18 Newmarket (July) 7f GS 2Hc 9-8 2/6 Sea Fox (¾L) 8/1 95 102
30 Jun 18 Newcastle (AW) 6f St/Slw 2Hc 9-10 13/13 Solar Flair (16L) 7/1 97 55
2 Jun 18 Epsom 6f Gd 2Hc 9-3 3/16 Aces (4L) 7/1 97 102
18 Apr 18 Newmarket 6f GS 2Hc 9-6 11/15 Aeolus (11½L) 8/1 99 71
27 Oct 17 Doncaster 6f GS 2Hc 9-10 9/22 Perfect Pasture (5L) 12/1 102 95
6
(12)
Normandy Barriere
J: Faye McManoman 7
T: Nigel Tinkler
Has finished second on three of his last four starts, running a rare bad race at Ascot seven days ago. Given his overall profile, a rebound back to form wouldn't be a surprise, but he's become difficult to win with.
Won this race two years ago; below form at Ascot only last Saturday, but could rebound
752220
Age: 6
Weight: 9-3
OR: 96
Days: 6
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Sep 18 Ascot 6f GF 2Hc 9-8 11/13 Fille De Reve (5¼L) 6/1 96 89
18 Aug 18 Doncaster 7f GF 2Hc 9-0 2/7 Breanski (¾L) 11/4F 95 102
11 Aug 18 Redcar 6f GF 3Hc 9-7 2/11 Dalton (½L) 7/4F 92 100
28 Jul 18 Ascot 7f GF 3Hc 11-1 2/12 Cliffs Of Capri (2L) 4/1F 92 97
13 Jul 18 Ascot 6f GF 3Hc 10-0 5/9 Daschas (3L) 11/2 94 95
26 May 18 York 7f Gd 2Hc 8-13 7/11 Gilgamesh (6¼L) 20/1 96 87
8
(2)
Al Erayg
J: David Allan
T: Tim Easterby
Making his British/stable debut when finishing fifth in a competitive Chester handicap, two lengths behind Lake Volta. That his first run for over a year, so plenty of improvement can be expected today.
Won 1m maiden in France in 2016 on debut; held last year; promising GB debut this month
/243-5
Age: 5
Weight: 9-0
OR: 93
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Sep 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 2Hc 8-9 5/12 Oh This Is Us (2½L) 33/1 93 93
7 Aug 17 Vichy 7f GS 9-1 3/5 Soho Starlight (1½L) EvensF - 75
25 Jul 17 Compiegne 1m Sft 9-0 4/10 London Protocol (2¼L) 9/5F - 84
3 Jul 17 Maisons-Laffitte 1m Sft 9-0 2/9 Dhevanafushi (hd) 7/1 - 95
26 Apr 16 Maisons-Laffitte 1m Gd 3y 9-2 1/10 Repercussion (nk) 13/10F - 82
9
(8)
Citron Major
J: Lewis Edmunds
T: Nigel Tinkler
Extremely inconsistent this year, winning a Newmarket handicap prior to a very poor run at the same venue last time. No rea excuses that day and he's only a pound lower, so very easy to look elsewhere.
Three 6f-7f handicap wins elsewhere this year, but held latest and needs to progress again
910517
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: 91
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Aug 18 Newmarket (July) 7f GF 33yHc 9-10 7/7 Rum Runner (9½L) 9/2 92 74
4 Aug 18 Newmarket (July) 7f GF 33yHc 9-6 1/8 Swiss Knight (shd) 9/1 88 96
13 Jul 18 York 7f GF 33yHc 9-12 5/9 Byron's Choice (3½L) 5/1 89 87
16 Jun 18 York 6f GF 23yHc 8-6 12/20 Encrypted (5¼L) 12/1 89 82
30 May 18 Ripon 6f GF 43yHc 8-11 1/9 Militia (5L) 17/2 78 92
16 May 18 York 7f GF 33yHc 8-4 9/15 Clubbable (6L) 18/1 78 69
10
(10)
Von Blucher p
J: Cam Hardie
T: Rebecca Menzies
Just the one win from twenty-two turf starts, mainly poor in a baron 2017 since a win at Newcastle in early January. Has fallen to a very dangerous mark, granted, but his recent form means you're needing a leap of faith to back him.
Won 7f AW Class 2 in January, but struggled since including tried over 1m2f penultimate go
089055
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
OR: 87
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Aug 18 Redcar 1m Gd 3Hc 10-0 tp1 5/9 Racemaker (4¼L) 7/1 90 88
4 Aug 18 Doncaster 1m 2f GF 2Hc 9-7 t 5/8 Commander Cole (7½L) 16/1 93 88
14 Jul 18 Newmarket (July) 7f GF 2Hc 8-11 p 13/18 Burnt Sugar (11L) 20/1 95 73
4 May 18 Newcastle (AW) 7f St 3Hc 10-0 p 9/10 Spanish City (16L) 14/1 96 62
21 Apr 18 Thirsk 7f GS 3 9-6 p 8/8 Kimberella (10½L) 22/1 97 82
24 Mar 18 Doncaster 6f Sft L 9-8 p 10/10 Perfect Pasture (17½L) 33/1 98 60
12
(1)
Bernardo O'Reilly
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: Richard Spencer
Arrives here hunting for a hat-trick, winning two six-furlong handicaps on softer ground. Slight query on better ground today and eight pounds higher for latest win, but he's on a roll and is difficult to rule out entirely.
3-9, but 9lb higher than latest win and up from Cl3; best form on good to soft/heavy
5-2911
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 86
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Aug 18 Ffos Las 6f GS 3Hc 8-9 1/16 Odyssa (2¼L) 12/1 78 91
2 Jun 18 Lingfield 6f GS 4Hc 9-0 1/5 Diamond Lady (½L) 9/2 76 80
5 May 18 Doncaster 6f Gd 3Hc 8-3 9/11 Watchable (17L) 6/1 77 30
28 Apr 18 Leicester 6f Hy 4Hc 9-4 2/7 Bahamian Dollar (1½L) 100/30 77 80
16 Oct 17 Windsor 6f Gd 4Hc 9-5 h 5/14 Paddy Power (3½L) 14/1 79 76
23 Sep 17 Newmarket 7f Gd 4Hc 9-0 8/10 Medieval (7¼L) 14/1 81 72
2
(9)
Amazour
T: Ismail Mohammed
158015
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 99
Days: 55
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Jul 18 Newbury 7f GF 2Hc 9-1 5/5 Mankib (3L) 7/1 99 97
28 Jun 18 Newcastle (AW) 7f St 2Hc 9-7 1/9 Gallipoli (1¼L) 4/1 97 106
18 May 18 Newbury 6f GF 2Hc 9-7 11/13 Ice Age (9L) 25/1 99 81
28 Apr 18 Haydock 7f Sft 2Hc 9-4 p 8/12 Safe Voyage (16½L) 20/1 99 71
21 Feb 18 Newcastle (AW) 7f St 2Hc 9-9 p 5/14 Straight Right (4¼L) 15/2 99 96
12 Jan 18 Newcastle (AW) 7f St 3 9-2 p 1/4 Brittanic (1¾L) 6/5F 99 103
7
(5)
Shared Equity
T: Jedd O'Keeffe
263130
Age: 7
Weight: 9-2
OR: 95
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Aug 18 Galway 7f Y Hc 9-6 10/16 Safe Voyage (5L) 10/1 96 90
28 Jun 18 Newcastle (AW) 7f St 2Hc 9-6 3/9 Amazour (3L) 8/1 96 97
1 Jun 18 Epsom 7f Sft 2Hc 9-7 1/14 Swift Approval (nk) 9/1 93 102
5 May 18 Doncaster 7f Gd 2Hc 9-5 3/6 Salateen (½L) 3/1F 93 97
18 Apr 18 Newmarket 6f GS 2Hc 9-0 6/15 Aeolus (5½L) 8/1 93 84
25 Mar 18 Doncaster 6f Sft 3Hc 9-5 2/14 Naadirr (¾L) 9/1 92 99
11
(7)
Dark Power t
T: Clive Cox
87-838
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 86
Days: 27
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Aug 18 Ripon 6f Gd 2Hc 8-4 t 8/20 Gunmetal (5½L) 22/1 87 82
6 Aug 18 Windsor 6f GF 3Hc 9-5 t 3/13 Shaheen (2¼L) 12/1 88 89
18 May 18 Newbury 6f GF 2Hc 8-11 8/13 Ice Age (7¼L) 9/1 89 77
6 Oct 17 Ascot 6f GS 23yHc 8-6 t 7/13 Nobly Born (3¾L) 12/1 90 88
19 Aug 17 Newmarket (July) 6f Sft 4Hc 10-2 t 8/12 Case Key (2½L) 7/4F 91 88
13 Aug 17 Leicester 6f GS 33yHc 9-7 t 1/6 Stanhope (1L) 2/1F 85 94
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1 (11) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/9/6/2/219269.png Aeolus
3 (3) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/0/5/2/232250.png Pipers Note
4 (6) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/2/7/4/59472.png Lake Volta
5 (4) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/0/4/2/112240.png Shanghai Glory
6 (12) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/7/7/3/213377.png Normandy Barriere
8 (2) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/2/5/8/176852.png Al Erayg
9 (8) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/1/2/8/265821.png Citron Major
10 (10) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/c/0/4/219540c.png Von Blucher
12 (1) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/5/4/2/218245.png Bernardo O'Reilly
2 (9) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/7/2/2/201227.png Amazour NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
7 (5) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/1/0/3/184301.png Shared Equity NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
11 (7) //images.racingpost.com/png_silks/2/3/2/47232.png Dark Power NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
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