Thoughts on Astro King
Astro King heads back to York today where he was beaten by the narrowest of margins in a photo finish on his last start in the John’s Smith Cup over the same distance. He lines up at 5.20pm with William Buick taking the ride.
Astro King could not have gone any closer last time out in a very similar contest. He has trained well into this race and has a decent draw in stall one.
A really competitive race, with several three year olds still progressing. Oviedo drops back into handicap company while Killybegs Warrior and Obelix look progressive types. Amongst the older horses, Haunted Dream was just a length behind Astro King last time and ran really well at Glorious Goodwood in the interim. Gassee is respected coming back in trip.
Astro King runs for owners Capture The Moment, Carter & Lofthouse and will be led up by ….