17:00 Chelmsford City Tue 14 August 2018
Can be an awkward ride and latest win came in Guernsey in May. In decent form with a good run at Newbury and then just unsuited by two miles last start. Should be competitive again but is hard to win with.
Has improved nicely in two starts since going handicapping and stepping up in trip. Ran on well from a long way back off a slow pace on first try over this distance and looks to have plenty more to come.
Impressive winner of his last two and should have more to offer over this extra distance. 3lb well in running under this penalty and it may take some time for the handicapper to catch up with him. Looks the one to beat.
Has run poorly off revised mark in two runs since C&D success. Down 2lb but plenty to find with Ginger Lady from two starts back.
Showed much improved form and posted a career best from eight runs when first past the post at Brighton before being demoted to second. Possible there's more to come at this extra trip and has raced well here previously. One to consider.
Well beaten in both starts since returning from a lengthy absence. Plummeting in the weights but continues to be regressive and hard to make a case for.
Sole win came at Wetherby over a mile in 2016 and hard to know what his best trip is since being tried over a variety of distances. Well beaten on reappearance and others preferred.
10-race maiden who only failed by the narrowest of margins over this trip at Wolverhampton. That was a career best and there should be more to come on an AW surface at this distance. Looks a leading contender.
Last Year's Winner
Alexanderthegreat (1/4), Masters Apprentice (6/1), Lyford (7/1), Ochos Rios (8/1), Ginger Lady (10/1), Captain George (12/1), Seventii (16/1), Diana Lady (25/1), Simply Clever (50/1), Epsom Day (66/1)
- Ginger Lady
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