Horse Racing
King George V Stakes (Handicap) – Form Comments

20/06/2018 17:23

2392m – Turf

1 Dubhe Not seen since won handicap over around 2000m in April. Up 9lb and not raced on fast ground before but fair chance.
2 Cross Counter Won two small races first two starts and runner-up latest this month. Form of that race uncertain and has to prove up to this.
3 Downdraft First run on turf when won handicap over 2000m this month. Value of form uncertain and up 8lb needs more.
4 Communique Improved on fast ground to win latest over 2000m. Up 9lb but could improve for 2400m.
5 Dukhan Decent placed form this season until disappointing latest. Gelded since and that will need to make a big difference.
6 Billy Ray Running respectably including in Listed race latest but handicap mark of 93 looks harsh and fast ground an unknown.
7 Lucius Tiberius After winning maiden was third of five in Listed race. Needs more.
8 Lisheen Castle Well beaten this year and hopeless task.
9 Baileys Excelerate Improved to win handicap stepped up to around 2400m. Up 7lb but further improvement likely. Races prominently.
10 Making Miracles Took eight races to win and that a four runner handicap but ran well when just beaten by stablemate Baghdad previously. Up 11lb but not out of it.
11 First Eleven Won easily over 2200m last month when first met fast ground. Needs to defy 14lb rise but might.
12 Baghdad Improved this year. Favourite when won 16 runner handicap at York over around 2400m on fast ground latest. Races prominently. Up 10lb but may be up to it.
13 Cassini Won novice race over 2000m on reappearance this month. Should improve and not severely handicapped. Decent chance.
14 Elegiac Shown promise in three runs over shorter but this demands a lot more.
15 Lucky Deal Won four runner handicap over around 2200m latest. May be more to come but this much tougher.
16 Corgi Steady performances including over course and distance. Won latest but others more appealing.
17 Occupy Fair form when third in latest run but needs more.
18 Perfect Illusion Two wins were on all-weather this year. Out of depth last two starts and unlikely winner.
19 He’s Amazing Probably not good enough and step up in trip not certain to suit.
20 Mr Reckless Won ordinary handicap over 2000m last time at 22-1. Doesn’t appeal up 6lb.
21 Technological Won twice on all-weather but out of depth in Listed races since. Needs act of faith to support.