19:30 Newbury Thu 12 July 2018
Had looked to be getting things back together again after his first start of the season but gradually things have started to fall apart again. Did appear a little quirky last time and despite slipping down the handicap/grades has questions to answer.
Seen to good effect when making all to win on the AW back in January (first/only handicap win) and nearly pulled off the same exploits on her next start. Not seen until recently she raced too freely back on turf last time; needs to settle here.
Positively rider by today's pilot to beat a couple with better form at Haydock last time out to make a successful return from a break. Now makes his handicap debut pushed up in trip (plenty of stamina in pedigree) and not badly treated.
Likely to welcome the ease in grade after finishing last of four in a Salisbury handicap over this trip having won the time before at Leicester. Appeared to appreciate the way the race was run at Leicester far more (well positioned); not out of this.
Still a maiden but a lightly-raced one who ran no race at all making his handicap debut (blew the start; soon detached) on the AW. Now given another chance in handicaps but on turf for the first time; needs to show more.
Just had the five starts so far and did show some improvement for this yard (previously with Michael Bell) on his AW/handicap debut. Looked open to further progress but failed to build on his handicap debut; now up in trip and worth another chance.
Last Year's Winner
Bodes Well (2/1), Sweet Charity (11/4), Taurean Dancer (4/1), Flight Of Fantasy (6/1), Never Surrender (13/2), Dark Crocodile (25/1)
- Bodes Well
- Sweet Charity
- Taurean Dancer
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