17:05 Nottingham Tue 22 May 2018
Two starts so far for this yard have produced very little. Beaten a long way at Chester (6f, good) two weeks ago and now the blinkers go on to try and spark some improvement.
Beaten 3L on handicap debut at Bath (5½f, good to firm) two weeks ago. Mark continues to drop and top rider has kept the faith so a lot more to recommend him than some. Needs a bit more to win.
Cheekpieces worked on turf debut but the visor is back on this time. 5lb penalty makes life tougher in a deeper race but hard to dismiss him all the same.
Has won two of last five starts on AW and appears better than on artifical surfaces than on turf on last year's evidence. Has a point to prove back on grass. Sold out of Richard Hannon's yard after winning February seller.
Likes to be held up and come off the pace with a late charge. Only got within a length of Enzo's Lad at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm) four weeks ago and has a good chance of reversing form with that rival. The faster they go the better.
Still a maiden after 10 starts. All his better efforts have come on the All Weather so there are some questions to answer back on turf today. Others make more appeal.
Front-runner who won well at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) two starts back. Couldn't follow-up off this 3lb higher mark back there last time. Switches to turf this afternoon and may have some competition for the lead. Opposable on that basis.
Has looked pretty exposed and hard to win with. Was beaten fair and square by Enzo's Lad and Roman Spinner at Yarmouth and a similar story is on the cards again today.
Previously with Jessica Harrington he made his first start for this yard at Chepstow (1m soft) 18 days ago when sent off at 25/1 and well beaten. Hard to fancy on that evidence unless market speaks hugely in his favour.
Probably a bit better than the bare result suggests at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) last time when missing the break and not getting the best of passages through the race. Lightly raced and positive jockey booking. Interesting.
Form of her victory at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) has taken some knocks and evidence of her next run at Lingfield (6f, AW) would suggest this mark is a touch high. Others more persuasive.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Fantasy Keeper||3||8-11||8/1||Full Result|
|T: M ApplebyJ: Oisin Murphy|
Bustam (9/4), Roman Spinner (5/1), Enzo's Lad (5/1), Cent Flying (13/2), Gabrial The Devil (8/1), Takeonefortheteam (8/1), Indian Warrior (10/1), Zahraa (10/1), Pilkington (12/1), Belated Breath (14/1), Spenny's Lass (20/1), Joust (25/1), Bezos (33/1)
- Cent Flying
- Enzo's Lad
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