Tom Dascombe is Convinced Iconic Choice Is Going to handle a step up in Excursion for Your William Hill Doonside Cup.
The Sixties Icon filly proceeds with frustrated last time out – but her form would provide her a chance.
Beaten a short-head by Dandhu at the Fred Darling out the first time, she was then less than three lengths behind Hermosa from the 1000 Guineas.
“If she’d come back to her Guineas form, then she’d have a massive chance,” said Dascombe.
“She seems in excellent shape in your home. I’m contented with her and she’s stepping up slightly in trip – some cut in the floor would help her, but she moves with a chance.
“She stayed a mile nicely a year ago, so you would think the 10 furlongs now needs to be a large benefit to her.”
Mick Appleby is expecting Large Country to go near, following his return to something like his form that is better in Doncaster.
He finished fourth behind the ground and the remarkable Fox Tal will probably likely be in his favour.
“He’s in great order and conducted a whole lot better , revealing a lot longer, and he will have come on again,” said Appleby.
“The ground is coming in his favour now, and I think he ought to have a great chance.
“Considering the figures, there is not much between many of these and onto his best form I believe he’d have a excellent chance. I don’t think he’ll be too far off.”
Richard Fahey runs 2, Forest Ranger burdened with a Group Two penalty and Exhort additionally carrying a one for winning a Listed race in Pontefract.
Perhaps the one is Keith Dalgleish’s What Is The Story, winner of two handicaps in York stepping for the first time and this season.
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