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Listed – 2000m – Turf


Maverick Wave

Most of his wins have come on an all-weather surface but this is his best distance. He sometimes leads but there will be a lot of competition for the front in this event.



On a huge losing run, his last victory coming back in 2013. He did at least run his best race for a long time when a fast-finishing second in a Listed contest at Goodwood last month.



Best on a slow surface, he hasn't quite hit his peak this season so far though he was in front 200m out in a G3 at Chester in May only to fade into fifth in the closing battle.


Maleficent Queen

A real winning machine, successful in her last five starts, her last three when moved up to this distance. She sometimes races too freely - as she did in Listed company at Ayr last month - but it didn't stop her. Slow ground ideal.



A six-times winner from 12 starts, and most effective when leading or right up with the pace. He really hit top gear in May with two wins and though both were on quick ground, he can handle slower also.


Best Of Times

Only a horse subsequently placed in a Classic was too good for this lightly-raced colt at Goodwood last season and he ran much better on his 2016 return than his finishing position suggests, continually denied a clear run.


Not So Sleepy

He became disappointing last season, having won at a Listed level (soft ground) on his first 2015 start. Made a reasonably encouraging start to this season when fourth in a G3 at Sandown, the ground being faster than ideal there.


Noble Gift

His last five wins have come over further than this but he is a tough and consistent gelding who has been in good form in 2016, pricking his ears and showing courage to win a handicap over 2409m. He likes to lead.


Fire Fighting

On good form on all-weather surface late last year, winning a couple of valuable prizes. Not yet on top form in 2016, just passing some beaten horses in the closing stages at Epsom last time.


Our Channel

In great form on the all-weather earlier this year, winning two decent prizes at Kempton. However back on turf for a G3 at Sandown, he raced too freely in front and faded right out.


Sir Isaac Newton

Hasn't lived up to a big early reputation and has only won a maiden so far. A beaten odds-on favourite for his first start this season but did much better when third in a Listed event last time.



Brought along quietly last season gaining two all-weather victories. Made a very encouraging return when fourth in a hot 2400m Newmarket handicap last month, just tiring late on after racing too freely early. Belongs on the shortlist.



Has a frustrating habit of coming second but no evidence that he doesn't try hard and in both the very competitive handicaps he come second in this season he has been giving plenty of weight to the winner. Ridden from off the pace.


Second Wave

Has won five of his nine starts, closing down last year with a stylish victory on the sand. His two turf wins have been on a faster surface than is expected here, but he is a gelding with plenty of potential.



Will have to improve dramatically on two very disappointing starts this season. He was in great shape at the end of last season, winning three times including over 1600m here.


What About Carlo

Generally running well this season and was gradually closing - though not quickly enough - in a hot 2016m handicap at Epsom this month. He is quite nicely handicapped right now and likes a slow surface.


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