20:15 Newcastle Fri 9 March 2018
Faced a very tricky assignment in a Class 2 C&D handicap latest, but prior to that his form figures over 5f and 6f here this winter read; 6,2,1,2,1,2,1. 7lb above his last winning mark, but this is much more realistic.
Despite a slow start, he landed the knockout blow on his AW debut when dispatching eight other rivals in a 5f novice auction stakes at Kempton in September. Didn't stay 6f next time, and absent since early October. Handicap debut.
Has picked up the winning mentality, doubling up in a pair of 5f events at Lingfield last month; ridden out to beat Meerpat by a head latest (Marietta Robusti third). This straight 5f is a much different test for his handicap debut.
No stranger to C&D clashes with Lord Of The Glen. Beaten 3L by that rival latest when adopting different tactics to previously (prominent). Hood applied in order to curb his enthusiasm and allow him to settle and deploy his turn of foot.
Last Year's Winner
Grandfather Tom (11/8), Wiff Waff (11/4), Lord Of The Glen (7/2), Marietta Robusti (4/1), Knockout Blow (9/2)
- Grandfather Tom
- Marietta Robusti
- Wiff Waff
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