Horse Racing
3yo+ Handicap - Form Comments

18/08/2022 14:44

2381m – Turf

1 Tasman Bay Some very good efforts last season with placed efforts in G2 and G3 company. Gelded since and has shown little flair in two 2022 starts.
2 Juan De Montalban This powerful gelding has won comfortably at Ascot on two of his last three starts. Faces a 5lb rise but trainer thinks York’s galloping track will suit him very well.
3 Amtiyaz Having his first run for 406 days. Raced over further on all five starts last year, including a surprise Royal Ascot handicap win. Fast ground and a quick pace ideal.
4 Mahrajaan Must be excuses for a shocking run here, and did much better when only just beaten in a 2400m Newmarket handicap last time. Chance, but a challenging handicap mark.
5 Charging Thunder Having a busy and rewarding season, including three handicap wins and a good second in a big-field handicap here, and yet another good show at Ascot this month.
6 Dark Jedi Effective over this trip and further, wanting a strong pace and good or slow ground ideally. Only just beaten on his latest start.
7 Lord Protector A Sandown handicap winner in June, he needs to be held up as he doesn’t do much when getting to the front. Best on good or slow ground.
8 Onesmoothoperator Though last of six in a Listed race here it was not a bad effort. Nor was his run at Ascot last time, staying on into third. Wants a strong pace at this trip.
9 Angel Power Not really proven at this trip, and also not as effective as she was in 2020 when she won a G3 and a G2, plus also a handicap here. Handicap mark gradually easing.
10 Moktasaab Not yet fully proven at this trip, his three wins coming at around 2000m. A solid third at Goodwood last time despite racing too keenly early on.
11 Graphite Proved himself at this trip when winning at Ascot last year. Two disappointing runs – including here – out of three 2022 starts.
12 Farhan Very disappointing when favourite last time out but very capable at his best as he showed when winning a prestigious Doncaster handicap late last year. Wants slow ground.
13 Parachute Very effective at this trip and looks versatile groundwise. Responded well to pressure to win at Newbury. Chester’s turning track didn’t look to suit him last time.
14 Cormier A tough and consistent stayer. A comfortable Chester winner last time and still looks nicely handicapped. Easing ground would help.
15 Kihavah In top shape when winning a handicap over this course and distance in May. Races here off a 7lb higher mark.
16 Ravenscraig Castle Not having a rewarding season so far and a beaten favourite last time. Probably needs a longer trip, and not very fanciable.
17 Party Island Most of his wins on all-weather surfaces including 2400m handicap victories at Lingfield on his last two starts. That last win came in a good time, an obvious positive.
18 Thundering Lightly raced and without a turf victory, though twice placed. Only just beaten by a subsequent Ascot winner on Newcastle’s all-weather last time – a career best showing.
19 Annandale Versatile and has performed well over a variety of trips and surfaces. But hasn’t excelled at York in the past.