18:20 Nottingham Mon 18 June 2018
From a stable going well with their sprinters at the moment he looked as though he was coming back to form on his penultimate outing at Redcar (5f). Failed to back that up though off what looked a good mark and now dropped further in the handicap.
Been given a real chance by the handicapper (7lb below last winning mark) and got back to form last time out on the AW (did too much too soon). Back on turf he's of interest if he can get into a good rhythm on the pace off this sort of mark.
C&D winner on his reappearance last year off a 4lb higher mark he never really matched that form in his subsequent outings. Shaped well again on his initial outing this year but again went backwards on his next start; others appeal more.
Approaching his 100th start he's a consistent sort whose last win came over C&D off a 2lb lower mark. His best run this year came over C&D (third) and his run last time showed that he was still in reasonable form; likes to force the pace.
His two runs this year have failed to inspire and he doesn't look especially well treated despite the fact he's slipped back below his last winning mark (race was a weak one). Visor now reached for in an effort to perk him up.
Won two of her last three starts last year (both at Yarmouth) at up to 6f and looked to be a step ahead of the handicapper although she wasn't seen again. Probably needed her AW (5f) on recent return; now much higher in the weights.
His two most recent wins have been gained from the front over 5f on the AW and he'll face competition for the lead here. Shaped as though the run was needed last time at Thirsk (5f, good/firm); failed to lead and better on the AW.
Took this race last year off a 7lb lower mark ending a long losing run but doesn't approach the race this year in anything like the same form (had run creditably prior to that win). Returns from a break now bit had a very poor AW season overall.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Penny Dreadful||5||8-4||6/1||Full Result|
|T: S DixonJ: Robbie Walsh|
Bashiba (11/4), Tylery Wonder (7/2), Desert Sport (6/1), Penny Dreadful (6/1), Tallinski (8/1), Seamster (8/1), Gnaad (8/1), Fethiye Boy (10/1), You're Cool (12/1), Tilly Trotter (16/1), Defining Moment (18/1)
- Tylery Wonder
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