18:50 Lingfield Tue 12 June 2018
Only 1lb higher than last winning mark and last two efforts have been over C&D. Hampered at crucial stage last time but wasn't going great at the time and the percentage call is to oppose her once again.
Won a maiden back in September 2016 when with Charlie Appleby. Since switching to this yard has managed to drop a total of 30lbs in the weights. So in terms of handicapping is chucked in here. Returns from six month absence. Money would tell a story
Best recent effort came over this C&D back in Decemeber. Hasn't stayed the trip over 1m2f the last twice and this drop back to a mile looks a good move. With riders claim, has the potential to be in the shake up here in first time cheekpieces
Has had a busy spring but hasn't really looked like troubling the judge. Tad unlucky the way the race panne out at Kempton last time and has dropped to a feasible mark so not totally discounted in an open race.
Both wins on the AW have come here (over 6f). Was performing with credit at this level when last seen before a short break in February and has not dropped to a career low mark. Another with fairly sound claims if ready to go.
Back-to-back victories at Wolverhampton (1m½f, AW) the last twice in apprentice handicaps and no reason whatsoever why he won't be as effective here. Every chance of the hat-trick if in the same mood.
Beaten quite a long way in three maidens early last year. Starts life in handicaps of a basement mark and has been off the track for 418 days so clearly has had the odd issue. Market a good guide on comeback.
Experienced campaigner who likes it here. Likes to be held up and come off a strong pace and tends to win in his turn. No reason why this previous C&D winner won't go close again.
Won back-to-back races at Brighton last summer. Is rated lower on the All Weather but hasn't really sparked so far this spring. Poor effort back at Brighton last time and others are preferred here.
Last win came over 1m2f at Bath and his best AW form leaves him needing to find some improvement in order to figure from out the handicap.
Hasn't won around here in 25 previous attempts. Was having his first run for almost nine months when tailed off over C&D back in February. Hard to envisage anything different here.
A frustrating sort in the sense that he often shapes like he has much more ability that he shows. Tailed off at Brighton and hard to fancy on the face of it here from out the weights. No surprise were he to pop up at a big price sooner or later.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J ButlerJ: Darragh Keenan|
Caribbean Spring (7/4), Maldonado (4/1), Epsom Secret (7/1), Soaring Spirits (9/1), Bookmaker (12/1), Tigerfish (12/1), Freddy With A Y (14/1), Lady Maritime (16/1), Topmeup (20/1), St James's Park (20/1), Altaira (33/1), Chandrayaan (66/1)
- Caribbean Spring
- St James's Park
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