13:40 Haydock Fri 29 September 2017
Has handled cut in the ground in wins at Catterick and Musselburgh this year and ran a respectable race on quicker ground on her latest start. Now back over a 3f shorter trip off the same mark she is worthy of consideration here.
Very consistent of late and looks to be on the top of his game in recent months travelling strongly for the most past in all his contests. Just edged out of things over C&D last time out and likely to give his running and go close here.
Took advantage of a much reduced mark when scoring over C&D on his penultimate start gaining a reward for his consistency. The 5lb rise for that win requires a little more progress although he will appreciate a return to this trip (looked short of pace last time).
Got the run of the race back in maiden company last time and looks to need further rather than a drop back to this trip. Fails to do anything quickly and the chances are that even in these conditions he'll find one or two too quick.
Now moves into handicaps having shown plenty of ability in maidens over staying trip all on good to soft. Still shapes as though she has more improvement in her and now makes her handicap debit with this sphere giving her a good chance of breaking her maiden.
Progressed rapidly and with a vengeance when winning four handicaps in a period of five weeks in the summer. May well have needed a break when that winning run came to a halt and should be fresher now on ground that he handles.
Has looked an awkward ride (takes a strong hold) and looks one to treat with caution given that demeanour. Drops down considerably in trip now and his overall profile is unconvincing and others are much preferred.
His one win this season came a little out of the blue but that merely underlined what an inconsistent sort he is. Failed to win since then (has run with credit a couple of times) but ran a very moody race last time and best watched for now.
There are a couple of runs for this stable that would make her of interest although she does look a hard ride and it's a surprise not to see some headgear applied (has worn a hood). Ran poorly last time and does need to bounce back here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Sarah HollinsheadJ: Jack Duern|
Count Simon (3/1), Regal Mirage (4/1), Thorntoun Care (15/2), Omotesando (8/1), Paddy's Rock (17/2), Leapt (9/1), Eyreborn (10/1), Canny Style (11/1), Golden Set (20/1)
- Thorntoun Care
- Golden Set
- Canny Style
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