Max Dynamite set to explode in Yorkshire Cup
He didn't enjoy jumping but Max Dynamite is back on the flat and ready to win
Frankie Dettori riding Max Dynamite celebrate winning The Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
Max Dynamite is set to explode in Friday's Yorkshire Cup.
The Melbourne Cup placegetter has shown his ability to run well on the big stage and he has had success at York in the past.
Now an eight-year-old, Max Dynamite was a winner of the Lonsdale Cup at York in 2015 and despite showing his flat-racing talents on the world stage, including a sixth in the Hong Kong Vase, he changed tact to the jumping circuit.
He finished well down the track in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham but Patrick Mullins, assistant to his father, said: "Max Dynamite has been a bit disappointing over hurdles, but he’s probably just not in love with them and he also wants proper fast ground.
"It looks like conditions at York will play to his strengths and hopefully he’ll bounce back to form.
Mullins also lines up Wicklow Brave, which was a winner of the 2016 Irish St Leger and it also changed code after running second in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle.
"Wicklow Brave ran a blinder in Punchestown. The ground on the Friday was probably as soft as it was all week and he’s another that wants better ground to be seen at his best," Mullins said.
"With Wicklow, a lot depends what side of the bed he gets out of. He’s not getting any younger, but he retains plenty of ability and hopefully he’ll continue to pay his way."
Both runners are expected to be well-favoured in the markets at York.