17:50 Uttoxeter Wed 20 June 2018
Efforts have got progressively worse since going handicapping. Much now depends on the success of a wind operation and first-time headgear.
Took a significant step forward on handicap debut over this trip when a mistake at the last hardly helped. Looks one for the shortlist.
Has claims on form from last November, but she has not gone to close to reproducing that lately and she failed to stay this trip last time.
Yet to make the frame over hurdles and handicap is continuing to fall. Should find his level soon so interesting to see champion rider on board this time.
Proof that looks alone don't win races and he needs to rebound from a poor effort here in February. Hopes will be pinned on better ground making a difference.
Produced a career best to land a gamble at Market Rasen in first-time blinkers. The way he won does not make a repeat out of the question and he should stay the longer trip.
Supported on return from a year off. Not disgraced but finds himself in a better race here off a higher mark.
Looked exposed going into his last race at Perth which he won in a slow time. Faces a stiffer test here off a mark which has been beyond him previously.
Made late mistakes when third at Huntingdon having looked a conveyance lacking in gears. Others have stronger claims.
Scored following wind surgery on stable debut and ran to a similar level at Southwell. Up another couple of pounds and a tongue-tie tried on this occasion with improvement needed.
Has struggled under rules including stable and handicap debut when 45L behind another of today's rivals Big Picture. Cheekpieces back on this time.
Opened his account at Southwell on his 24th start. Had a hard race that day and looks an unlikely candidate to follow up off a higher mark.
Has faced some impossible tasks in novice hurdles but in truth hasn't shown much. Handicapper gave her a basement mark to work from for her handicap debut but she again showed precious little.
12-race maiden and well beaten the last twice including on chase debut last month. Others have a more obvious chance and is racing from out of the handicap in this.
Three years without a win and two years since he last made the frame. That trend looks set to continue given his latest efforts and a mark that leaves him out of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P BowenJ: Sean Bowen|
Big Picture (7/2), Petite Ganache (7/2), Simply Lucky (4/1), Skinflint (10/1), Robin Deuz Pois (12/1), Coisa Blanco (12/1), The Lion Man (14/1), Our Morris (16/1), Run For Eva (20/1), Bloody Nose (20/1), Mission Trio (25/1), Free Bounty (33/1), Tiger Twenty Two (40/1), Medieval Bishop (66/1), Midnight Owle (66/1)
- Big Picture
- Coisa Blanco
- Petite Ganache
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