18:00 Sandown Thu 24 May 2018
Maiden winner at Kempton over 1m last September. Struggled twice in handicaps since including in a first time hood (retained) on seasonal debut last time. Stepping up in trip.
Successful twice over 1m2f at Haydock last summer but beaten favourite when well held over an extended 1m2f there last month. Not written off completely.
Placed twice in maiden company over 1m in 2016. Missed last year and held on handicap debut following a length absence last month.
Placed the last twice including on debut for this yard at Brighton (1m2f, good-to-firm) last time out. One for the shortlist in this contest.
Placed on final three starts on the Flat last year. Well held over hurdles when last in action last September and making his seasonal debut.
Dual winner on the AW and off the mark on turf over 1m2f at Newbury (good-to-firm) last time out. Interesting despite racing off a 7lb higher mark.
Out of form in five starts since joining this yard. Handicap mark is falling as a result but probably best watched at present.
Victorious three times on the Flat and improved effort over hurdles when fourth on final outing for David Pipe. Debuting for a new yard in this.
Close third over 1m3f at Kempton last month but struggled over 1m4f subsequently. Others have a more obvious chance in this contest.
Winner over 1m2f at Chelmsford in December. Some fair efforts on the AW since and returning to the turf for the first time since August.
Five time winner but well held at Windsor (good) last time out on his return from a break and wears a visor for the first time.
Finished runner-up over 1m at Chelmsford on his penultimate outing and not beaten far into fourth at Kempton subsequently. Has run well over 1m2f in the past.
Fair fifth on his return to turf at Lingfield (1m2f, good) last time out. Likely needs to improve on that if he's to take this contest.
12 race maiden but beaten just a short-head off a 3lb lower mark at Nottingham (1m2f, good) in November. Well held since including over hurdles and tongue tie tried on debut for a new yard.
Successful over 1m2f at Chelmsford last October. Struggled off a 3lb higher mark next time and making her seasonal debut in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R HannonJ: Tina M Smith|
What A Welcome (15/8), Stormingin (9/2), Garbanzo (5/1), Zambeasy (10/1), Punkawallah (11/1), Mullarkey (12/1), Psychotic (20/1), Light Of Air (22/1), Top Beak (25/1), Squire (33/1), England Expects (33/1), Tobacco Road (50/1), Miss M (66/1), Golden Nectar (66/1), Dr Julius No (66/1)
- What A Welcome
- Light Of Air
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