16:00 Lingfield Thu 24 May 2018
Bounced back from a moderate run when poorly placed at Chester to score in good style at Hamilton last time. May well have had more in hand than the winning margin suggested last time and leading contender even with a penalty.
Twice a winner in handicaps last year over this sort of trip but on softer ground looks as though he may need this run back from an absence. Looked high enough in the weights when last seen and runs off the same mark here.
Four times a winner last year ending his season with a handicap hat-trick which saw him hurtle through the weights. Drops in grade from his seasonal debut (looked to need that run); travelled strongly here and better expected here.
An AW winner on his first start this year (has gone well fresh before) he's yet to really build on that run in three AW runs. Now back on turf back over a more suitable trip (2m last time) but might not be the easiest ride.
Looked to retain all his ability on his first start for this yard having left Don Cantillon although he ran without his usual headgear. Looked rather lazy without the blinkers (still left off) but still looks a threat; can be slow away.
Now with a new yard having been with Paul Cole this will be his debut for them coming back from a long absence. Looked as though this sort of trip was on the sharp side for him when last seen.
Failed to equal the form of his AW maiden win when returning after a break last time for his turf debut (may have needed the run). An interesting proposition as he makes his handicap debut over the furthest he's tried; has potential.
Shaped far better than his finishing position suggested last time out when never really getting a position at the idiosyncratic Chester. Had running left in him at the death and should be capable off this mark given a better track position this time.
Last Year's Winner
|T: E De GilesJ: Callum Shepherd|
Rainbow Rebel (7/4), Maori Bob (10/3), Hollywood Road (11/2), Against The Odds (6/1), Regicide (8/1), Compton Mill (14/1), Berrahri (14/1), Long John Silver (28/1)
- Rainbow Rebel
- Maori Bob
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