18:20 Kempton Mon 19 February 2018
Not won for well over two years now and profile is increasingly patchy. Well-handicapped if staging any sort of revival but most recent effort when mid-division over 1m at Chelmsford was underwhelming.
Claimed by current yard for €20,000 after a winning a 7f AW claiming maiden in Ireland last year. Hasn't quite kicked on, though decent effort when third from a 2lb higher mark last time. Respected despite tough draw.
Four-time winner who was better than this handicap rating in the past but hasn't fired in either start over this trip on the AW this winter. Others look more persuasive right now.
Winless on turf but has three AW wins to his credit, having scored over 7f at Lingfield on his penultimate start. Couldn't back that form up over 1m there last time but respected back over this distance.
Redcar maiden winner for a different yard in 2016 and has gone close on occasions off higher marks since. Ran well when close up from a poor draw over C&D in the autumn so worth a look from stall 1 now.
Prolific winner on the AW, including over this C&D but his recent form has left plenty to be desired (has finished stone last in his last five races). Work to do from outside draw.
Dual C&D winner from higher marks and hasn't had that much racing for his age. For all that his losing sequence is building up, he has proved competitive in his last two starts and has been dropped a further 3lb.
Glimmers of promise in three AW maidens for Andrew Balding early last year but gave the impression something was amiss on his handicap debut at Goodwood in May and hasn't been sighted since. Returns for a new yard.
Lone win came way back in 2015 for John Oxx in Ireland. Hasn't been beaten far off higher marks on occasions since, though yet to really fire in three runs for this yard. More needed.
Dual 6f winner at Lingfield who was attempting 7f for the first time when denied a clear run there last time out, ultimately finishing a close-up sixth. Worth another chance, though stall 14 tempers enthusiasm here.
Maiden who hadn't really disgraced himself in six previous AW starts, prior to a poor effort over 1m here last time. Mark is starting to come down but will probably need to fall further before he finds a race.
Finally obliged at the eighth attempt when winning over this C&D in December from a 3lb lower mark. Below that form over 1m since but has to be worth a look now returning to 7f.
Regular sprint winner on turf for other trainers and was picked up by this yard for £7,000 after winning a weak Windsor claimer (6f, soft) in the autumn. Two modest AW efforts have followed, stamina query to answer over 7f.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D M LoughnaneJ: T Eaves|
Smugglers Creek (4/1), Mansfield (4/1), Mezmaar (9/2), Connemera Queen (9/2), Frozen Lake (8/1), Mr Mac (8/1), Palawan (12/1), Multitask (12/1), Vincenzo Coccotti (14/1), License To Thrill (16/1), Termsnconditions (16/1), Ubla (16/1), Ballesteros (33/1), Magic Pass (50/1)
- Connemera Queen
- Mr Mac
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