York 4.05 – Long Awaited, clinic 1pt @ 10/1
At his best in a big field, more about I feel the pace won’t be too frantic in this allowing him to settle prominently from an early stage which seems to be the key as he has proved a little lazy in the latter stages when asked to make up ground. Has yet to win since august 2012 and has been tried at today’s trip ever since, he returns to that winning mark for the first time today. Lightly raced last year and probably found his level when not disgraced in all four attempts in some hotly contested handicaps last year.
Looks like a horse who need time between runs and his three in May this year probably came to soon, plus, his two runs at York didn’t provide him with the best passage through, but despite this he still hinted at retaining plenty of ability , it would also seem he peaks later in the summer, Today’s drop in class should be more suited in a race not filled with improving types and with Graham Gibbons back on board I think David Barron’s 6 year old has a better chance than his odds of 10/1 suggest.