20:30 Kempton Wed 15 August 2018
Race didn't really unfold as she would have liked at Doncaster last time, so that's easily enough forgiven, and she's now back on the same mark as her narrow C&D defeat here from last October, Should be approaching peak fitness and could go close.
Remains in good form after a narrow win at Epsom last time, and handicapper sensible with a 2lb rise. Winner over a mile here in June and drop back to 7f probably not an issue. Chance to make all once again.
Best form to date has come at shorter and he finished last in a big field when upped to 7f last time out, but he does stay this trip and he will find this an easier task. On a fair mark if he can refind best form, but finds winning hard.
Improving 3yo that has already shown he handles this surface well with a win and two places from three starts here. Neck win at Ascot last time doesn't do him justice as he won with a bit in hand, and 5lb rise is fair. Every chance again here.
C&D novice winner here last September and looks well enough treated on that, but last two efforts have left plenty to be desired. However, now has first start for new yard and if they can revive him, he's not out of this.
Knocking on the door now and next win can't be far away based on last two efforts, both of which have been here at Kempton, and only just lost out on the nod last time. 2lb higher but in great form and a true run race will suit. Well drawn too.
On fourth trainer already, conditions probably fine but not seen out since last October and likely to need the run. Yard a little quiet too and others preferred.
Meydan winner in March, so should handle the surface fine, but two dreadful efforts on these shores and now connections go for a hood to try and turn things around. Others readily preferred.
Winner here over a mile in January and although his form since then has been patchy, he did turn in another decent effort from the front here last time out and has had wind surgery since. Place chances at worst.
Last Year's Winner
|T: H PalmerJ: James Doyle|
Perfect Hustler (6/4), Ptarmigan Ridge (2/1), Bobby Biscuit (5/1), Peak Princess (10/1), Dance Teacher (12/1), Barton Mills (20/1), Handytalk (25/1), Glorious Poet (33/1), Heart Power (33/1)
- Peak Princess
- Bobby Biscuit
- Ptarmigan Ridge
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