Thoughts on Astro King
Astro King lines up today in the John Smith’s Cup at York at 3.10pm, Tom Eaves will be in the saddle.
Astro King ran really well on his first start for us at York. He stayed on well that day and we’ve had this race in mind since. He was a bit disappointing at Royal Ascot but has trained well since and our only concern today is that there may be too much rain. Although the going was changed to Good to Soft yesterday the times held up and a lot is going to depend on how much rain falls today. We will walk the track and watch the earlier races before making any decisions.
A very open race where a case can be made for many of the runners. Majestic and Sonny Liston bring high class handicap form to the table. At the bigger prices Dawn of Liberation looks like he can improve for the extra distance and if it did come up easier then Pride of America ought to be respected.
Astro King runs for syndicate owners Capture The Moment, Carter & Lofthouse and will be led up today by James Pulley.