19:45 Newcastle Fri 9 March 2018
Much better at Wolverhampton latest when finishing 3¼L fourth to Fabianski (7f). Should be suited by the switch to handicapping, but with the slight caveat that she's raced far too keenly on a couple of occasions.
Has shown her best form over C&D, most notably when beaten ½L from a 2lb lower mark by Crown Of Cortez in mid September. Cheek-pieces applied as she seeks those extra few inches of improvement.
The market suggested that plenty was expected of him on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton last month (6f) despite a trio of previous moderate efforts. Whilst he ran okay to finish third, he ideally needs to learn to break on terms.
Shown promise on turf (6f to 7f), but posted a woeful AW debut over C&D in October and hasn't been seen since. Cheek-pieces discarded and a leading rider booked on a recovery mission.
Slowly getting the hang of things, despite a slight setback latest. No stranger to Tapeta (trained on the surface at home), and unexposed as such in this grade.
Truthfully hasn't shown an awful lot of ability in nine career starts, and you'd imagine he's fast running out of chances for this trainer. Blinkers need to bring about some improvement, or else the crown jewels might be next to disappear.
A winner over 7f at Chelmsford last month, and that success coincided with his handicap debut and also his first start since wind surgery. Thereabouts (fourth) off this mark at Lingfield four days later, so looks one for the shortlist.
Shown some ability on synthetics, placed on his sole try at this trip at Kempton in September. On a fair mark, but not seen in competitive action for five months.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Scala Regia||3||9-7||8/1||Full Result|
|T: Sir Mark PrescottJ: L Morris|
Darkest Light (9/4), Foxy Lady (7/2), G Eye Joe (9/2), Revenge (8/1), Mabo (17/2), Elysee Star (10/1), Zadorra (14/1), Miss Mollie (16/1), Westfield Wonder (16/1), Leahcar (40/1)
- Foxy Lady
- Darkest Light
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