15:15 Hereford Wed 29 November 2017
Well beaten by Midnight Gypsy over this distance last time. On a 20 month/19-race losing streak and hard to see that being reversed over a trip short of her best.
Signs of promise as a novice last term. Having looked one paced over longer distances, this drop in trip may not be what is needed.
Won an amateurs race off this mark last season but failed to progress in his next two starts. Booking of a top conditional looks a sign of intent and there are a few in here who could provide the pace he needs.
Has not looked that straightforward and arrives on the back of a dismal effort last time. Hard to fancy in his current mood.
In good form at Worcester this summer during which he exploited an attractive mark to quicken off a slow pace in August. Runner-up next time to a horse who subsequently defied a 7lb penalty and of obvious interest here.
Took her latest race apart with a good leap two out before idling on the run-in. Would have gone into many notebooks as one to complete a hat-trick, but few would have anticipated a 13lb rise in the weights.
In good form around here at the turn of the year on heavy ground. Jumping has been a problem lately and that, with the forecast quick conditions, makes him hard to recommend.
Well beaten on last two starts and handicap mark would appear to have much further to fall before he gets competitive.
The form of this summer's success at Stratford amounted to little and his record of 2-30 further limits his appeal.
Not a bad effort when third to Resolution Bay in April but has not built on that since. Makes handicap debut and opening mark does not appear that generous.
Has made progress since joining this yard and the fitting of a hood has been the key. Not beaten far last time and the winner has scored since.
Down to the mark which brought a Catterick success under this rider last winter. Having scored on his debut he is 1-30 since and he may need slower conditions than are forecast.
The fitting of a tongue-tie and the step up to 3m inspired an improved performance a month ago. Will probably find things happening too quickly down 5f in distance and on a track this sharp.
Scored on debut in 2010, again in 2012 and more recently in 2016. Showed he can bounce back from a poor run on that occasion, but his unpredictability and latest effort make him difficult to recommend.
Had proved modest under both codes until in form yard sparked an improved effort on penultimate start. Soft ground may have been a factor last time when he also took a strong hold. Well supported on those occasions and he has a modest race in him.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch|
Silva Samourai (11/2), State The Obvious (6/1), Comber Mill (6/1), Midnight Gypsy (7/1), Cougar Kid (15/2), Schnabel (8/1), Lady Of Longstone (12/1), Sidsteel (12/1), Thomas Blossom (20/1), John Biscuit (22/1), Mr Mafia (22/1), Knight's Parade (25/1), Way Of The World (25/1), Hoola Hula (25/1), Marlais (50/1)
- State The Obvious
- Midnight Gypsy
- Silva Samourai
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