14:40 Wolverhampton Mon 9 July 2018
Plenty of respectable efforts to his name, but you have to go back to October 2016 to find the last time he got his head in front. Not firing on all cylinders of late, but takes a marked drop in class here.
Runner-up four times in sprint handicaps last year, but he's hard to win with, and didn't show much spark on return to action at Pontefract last month.
Showed a good attitude when off the mark on handicap debut at Kempton (6f) in March for Brett Johnson, but that was a weak race, and she couldn't dominate at Lingfield last time. Sold for just £600 subsequently.
Landed 6f handicap at Thirsk last August, and not disgraced on his return at that track, but he's taken backward steps since, and has been unplaced on both previous tries here.
Middle leg of last summer's hat-trick of wins came over C&D, and he's now 12lb below his last winning mark. Has been shaping as if coming to the boil on recent starts, and no denying this multiple winner is handicapped to strike.
Won over C&D in February, and runner-up over 7f here subsequently. Finished with running left when fifth at Lingfield last time, and should be on the premises returned to this venue.
Had been shaping well prior to an improved effort to get off the mark at Kempton (7f) last time, making all from a wide draw. Raised 9lb for that, but likely to have plenty more to offer in handicaps.
Has shown some ability, but ran below form on final start for Dave Evans in a C&D claimer recently, and new yard without a Flat winner since 2010.
Remains winless after 15 starts, but running creditably of late, including when third of 8 to Spot Lite in handicap at Bath last time. Effective here, and place claims despite a wide draw.
Career record of 0-30 tells a story, and while she has a few placed efforts to her name, including over C&D, she is summed up by her basement mark, and opposable as a result.
Poor maiden on balance of form, operating below best at present, and well beaten in a handful of starts here, so unlikely to make it thirty-third time lucky.
Last Year's Winner
Deeds Not Words (11/4), Navarra Princess (3/1), Brockey Rise (9/2), Seebring (9/2), Llamrei (5/1), Danish Duke (13/2), Royal Connoisseur (12/1), Viking Way (20/1), Astrophysics (22/1), Compton Abbey (25/1), Tally's Song (33/1), Lope De Loop (50/1), Jacksonfire (66/1)
- Deeds Not Words
- Navarra Princess
- Royal Connoisseur
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