16:40 Beverley Tue 15 May 2018
Lightly-raced maiden who ran well enough on his handicap debut (having been gelded) at Redcar (1m2f, good/firm). Gave the impression that he will have come on for that run although his stable are rather quiet at the moment.
Not helped by the draw here (stall 13) but has won an AW handicap off this mark. Two handicap runs so far this year have been disappointing off higher marks in more exacting company; often likes to race prominently.
Makes his handicap debut stepping up majorly in trip and returning from a break. Previously only tried over 7f but has improved with each run and looks to be suited by a trip such as this; yard do well here and with handicap debutantes.
All his juvenile runs came over 7f and he looked the sort who would strip fitter for his handicap debut (1m, good/soft) although he wasn't seen to good effect (trapped wide). Bred to be better than this mark but out of luck with the draw.
Cheekpieces go on for the first-time in a bid to spark him back to life after two poor runs. Did win a Fibresand handicap on his first run for this yard/handicap debut but needs to find some form.
Gelded for his handicap debut (well backed) at Yarmouth (1m2f, good/firm) he looked as though he needed the run with the trip also looking to test him. Given his juvenile form he still looks to have ability off this sort of mark; blinkered first-time
Form was rather a mixed bag when he was with Hugo Palmer including his on his handicap debut on the AW. Hasn't looked a little quirky and free-going in his two runs for this yard although he gets a go off his lowest mark yet here.
Shaped well in her only turf run so far despite being well beaten in a Newbury maiden over 1m2f. Took a forward step when making her handicap debut over a mile on the AW off this mark and will continue to be of interest in handicaps; awkward draw.
Fast improving filly who has won her last two handicaps on the AW off low marks but now has to prove herself off a break back on turf up in trip. Now 10lb higher than her last win she does have a good draw here and could still be well treated.
Progressed gradually through his three races last year all over 1m on good ground and considerately handled for the most part. His handicap debut (8f, good/soft) showed further progression and he'll be suited by 1m2f here; wide draw not ideal.
Best efforts have come at 7f so this trip may well test her having finished in mid-division last time at Windsor over 1m. Dropped 2lb from her last run to a career-low mark but still has work to do off that perch despite the decent draw.
Nursery winner last year on the AW has now been gelded with four runs this year not looking as though he's progressing. Remains 5lb above his last winning mark and others are more persuasive.
His two handicap runs last year failed to impress when he was with Roger Fell but he showed far more on his first run for this yard last time. That run didn't go to plan and he could well be better than his finishing position; can be slow away.
Produced his best effort so far on his handicap debut last time out at Nottingham (1m2f, good/soft); travelled well in the lead. Bred to do better and may do so in time and nicely berthed (stall 2) here if he were to go forward again.
0/9 now and doesn't look as though he has as much improvement in him as some of these. Now with a new yard having been sold cheaply from Brian Meehan's in February and others appeal more.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Canberra Cliffs||3||9-9||11/4||Full Result|
|T: D E CantillonJ: George Wood|
Neverbeen To Paris (4/1), Canadian George (9/2), Juneau (6/1), Breathable (8/1), Prediction (8/1), Harvest Day (10/1), French Resistance (12/1), Ad Libitum (14/1), Delph Crescent (14/1), Dr Richard Kimble (16/1), Hilborough (20/1), Ruby's Gem (25/1), Baasha (25/1), Four Fifty Three (33/1), Prince Consort (50/1)
- Neverbeen To Paris
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We pick out five early fancies for the three-day November Meeting at Cheltenham which starts on Friday afternoon.
Anita Chambers looks ahead to the day's action with a strong word for Regular in the juvenile event at Chelmsford on Tuesday evening.
Ben Linfoot heads to Exeter for the Sporting Life Daily Nap on Wednesday while he also has selections at Ayr and Bangor.