19:50 Windsor Mon 14 May 2018
- K&L Gates Supporting Mental Health Foundation Handicap (Class 4)
- 1m 2f, Good (Good to Firm in places in the last 3f)
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Has shown very little for his new yard so far in four AW starts and looks out of sorts at the moment. Reverts to turf now for the first time since late last year and hard to recommend despite falling below his last winning mark.
Improved for switch to handicaps last season, winning at Haydock and Epsom in pleasing campaign over this trip. Undergone wind op and changed hands over the winter, capable of having a say from this mark.
Some promising efforts in six runs during 2017 without winning. Remains a bit frustrating and ran poor race over this trip at Doncaster on reappearance last month.
In cracking for on the AW with three wins in four starts since January having previously missed all of 2017. Handicapped to stand every chance back on turf (4lb below AW winning mark) if transferring form over.
Runner well enough in four starts back off a break (including 2¼L defeat over this trip on turf at Brighton), though handicapper isn't quick to release grasp on that basis.
Winner over this trip at Bath (good to soft) in August and returned from winter break / wind surgery with pleasing effort at Kempton on the AW last month in third spot. Should go well from same mark today.
Has form on the track (second over 1m in June last year), though not as good a month later over this trip. No impact in three hurdles runs over the winter, returns from a break and has run well fresh before.
Winner over 1m3½f on good to firm at Bath last summer (rated 60), could be capable of defying this mark and has undergone wind surgery since a poor effort over hurdles on soft ground last month.
Scored 4 times in 2017, including over C&D in August from 2lb lower mark, never tends to be too far away around here and ran well on reappearance over this trip last month. Should be sharper now.
Win at Newbury (1m2f, good) and Salisbury (1m, good) during 2017, remains 6lb above previous winning mark but should be fitter after run over a mile here last time. Place claims.
Last Year's Winner
Dream Machine (9/2), Hawridge Glory (9/2), Essenaitch (5/1), Zzoro (5/1), Camakasi (6/1), Arctic Sea (8/1), Andok (17/2), Cayuga (12/1), Tomahawk Kid (12/1), Hernandes (14/1), Towerlands Park (14/1), High Wells (22/1)
- Arctic Sea
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