21:10 Kempton Wed 8 August 2018
Ran well first three starts but even better when third on handicap debut to Crack On Crack On, who has given the form a big boost since. May do even better with a more patient ride and must be high on the shortlist here.
Signs of ability on two of his first three starts but clearly not much was expected from his handicap debut at Chelmsford last month, sent off 50-1 and was well beaten. This looks a little easier, but has something to prove at present.
In good form, going close last two starts and beaten under a length latest, but they were both at a mile and he looked a little short of pace previously, so this drop back in trip not necessarily a positive. Chance, but others preferred.
Easy winner at Chelmsford last November but that was over 6f, and he's yet to prove that this trip is really what he wants. Not seen out since last December anyway, so likely to need this to blow the cobwebs away.
Promise of first two starts seems a world away now, beaten out of sight last two starts without much of an excuse, and very hard to fancy.
Came up against some good sorts in her three novice events and was far from disgraced, but very disappointing when last seen out (in December). Goes into handicaps today on a fair mark, and has had wind surgery since last seen, but a bit to prove.
Expensive enough purchase as a yearling but has shown very little in four starts and despite going off favourite for his handicap debut here in May, was well beaten. Early days, but plenty to prove at present.
Best run to date came at Lingfield last December when a close fourth, ran a little better than a last of seven at Lingfield suggested last time as soft ground may not have suited, and with blinkers on here, could do better. Not ruled out.
Stayed on at one pace to take a close fifth at Doncaster last time out (form working out) and may strip fitter for that run, seemed to handle sand well when fourth at Lingfield last year and could improve a little here. One to consider.
Was going nowhere quickly until stopping the rot (to an extent) with a better effort at Lingfield last time out. Extra furlong here will help, but others still come into this with stronger profiles.
Limited promise in four starts and although not beaten far when last of seven at Salisbury last time, was never really at the races. Plenty to prove at present.
Last Year's Winner
|T: E De GilesJ: J F Egan|
Zaajer (8/11), Roman Warrior (7/2), Reshaan (10/1), N Over J (14/1), Diva Star (14/1), Lamya (14/1), Katie Lee (16/1), Little Miss Lilly (20/1), Dream Of Camelot (25/1), Ambroise (33/1), Busby (33/1), Mossketeer (40/1)
- Katie Lee
- Little Miss Lilly
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