20:50 Nottingham Mon 18 June 2018
Made a positive start to his handicap career at the end of 2017 landing a Haydock 1m4f handicap in testing conditions. Struggled to match that form off this mark in less testing conditions; now returns after a break with quick ground a question mark.
Had plenty of chances in handicaps and finally put it all together when taking a Chepstow event last time over 2f shorter. (well supported). Conditions will be quicker for her here but a test of stamina is what she needs; now off a 6lb higher mark.
Consistent sort for the most part since winning a Bath handicap over 1m5f last summer on quick ground (10lb lower mark). Disappointed over this trip last time in his usual headgear combination but now tried in a visor first time; mark looks high.
A career record of 1/31 probably sums him up and he ran poorly last time out under a claimer just not looking in the mood at all. Hovering around his last winning mark but doesn't hold much appeal given his win-to-run ratio.
C&D winner who hasn't won for a while although he did run with credit the last time he was seen travelling better than most but not finishing off his race. Likely to run his race especially with the champion jockey booked; place chances.
Dual bumper winner who has switched to the Flat and now makes his handicap debut having gained a mark after three modest runs in minor events. Judged on his bumper form likely to do better in handicaps especially over this trip; note a market move.
C&D winner in May who took advantage of a reduced mark to score his maiden win seemingly enjoying the quick conditions. Looked unsuited by a softer surface last time and a return here on quicker ground looks to be a plus for his prospects.
Had shown little prior under Rules before joining this yard but has made a very positive start for them making it 2/2 with a win over this trip at Yarmouth. Travelled better than most, won with plenty in hand; just 4lb higher here for hat-trick bid.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Sir Mark PrescottJ: L Morris|
Bailarico (6/4), Ravenous (3/1), Sula Island (9/2), Big Sigh (9/1), Amanto (12/1), Scottsdale (14/1), Tristram (16/1), Innoko (18/1), Epitaph (20/1)
- Sula Island
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