16:30 Wolverhampton Mon 14 May 2018
Been a very useful performer in his time but very much in the veteran stage now. Dropped 10lb following his first run for 16 months at Haydock in April and potentially thrown in if that outing has brought him on. It's a big 'if' though.
Won over 1m at Newcastle in Jauary and not disgraced on either start since then. Has won previously over C&D and jockey booking suggests connections are hopeful of a good display.
Landed second C&D win when hacking up here on penultimate start. Couldn't follow up off 8lb higher last time and runs off same mark so appears to have something to find on these terms.
Has run well on all three starts since joining current handler in December and was solid third in Haydock 1m handicap last time out. Runs off same mark and should go close if seeing out the extra 100yards.
Typically busy stable handicapper has run 68 times to date but been in fine shape of late winning two of his last four starts. 4lb higher than last time out win at Musselburgh so has it to do, but should be thereabouts in current form.
Won over C&D at the end of last month off 2lb lower mark and not disgraced when runner-up on turf last time. Back to happy hunting ground and should run her race.
0-13 for this son of Galileo who has been gelded since running poorly at Newcastle in March. The op might help concentrate his mind but on recent evidence he has something to find to get in the shake-up.
Hasn't looked the easiest of rides of late and ran badly last time out. Still has some ability and this winner of 10 races cannot be totally ruled out. On balance others are preferred though on this occasion.
Woin three minor handicap in French provinces for previous connections but has shown next to nothing in four starts for current handler. Dropped 16lb since December but is hard to enthuse over.
Broke duck at 15th time of asking when popping up at 33/1 last time out over 1m2f at Newcastle for today's apprentice. Had previously run well at even bigger odds here so may have turned over a new leaf. Poor draw make life tough though.
Won here over 6f in June last year and not disgraced in two starts at 7f last September. Returns from 228 day break but has run well fresh in the past. Good apprentice booked and yard has been among the winners so is interesting.
On a long losing run stretching back to July 2016. Probably flattered by third place here in claimer in March and overall looks up against it once again back in handicap company. Wears first time cheekpieces.
Last Year's Winner
Compass Hill (5/2), Sir Gnet (9/2), Beatbybeatbybeat (9/2), King Oswald (7/1), Frank's Legacy (10/1), Woodukheleyfit (12/1), Spiritual Star (14/1), Orobas (16/1), Berlusca (18/1), Ravenhoe (20/1), Marcret (33/1), Helis (33/1), Thecornishbarron (40/1)
- Frank's Legacy
- Compass Hill
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