20:15 Wolverhampton Sat 9 December 2017
Has always given the impression that he stays this far but is yet to win beyond 1m4f; minor claims after running well in fourth at this course last time out.
Well-beaten when tackling Group 1 class in the Prix Royal-Oak last time, but that seemed a highly optimistic target for a horse who had been winning AW handicaps. 9lb higher than his last win but this much more realistic.
All seven career wins have come in AW staying contests, 4lb higher than when winning at this course two starts ago (over further). Outclassed in AW Marathon Final latest and returns now at a more realistic level.
Listed winner when trained in Italy but only tame form since moving to Britain; big step up needed here to even place.
Has come up short at this level in the past, but has run very well in easier races at Kempton the last twice and is worth another chance in a more challenging affair, though the drop in trip is a minor concern.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M JohnstonJ: P J McDonald|
Watersmeet (13/8), Cohesion (11/4), Velvet Revolution (9/2), Brandon Castle (5/1), Haines (12/1), Suegioo (12/1), Cosmelli (20/1)
- Brandon Castle
- Velvet Revolution
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