16:00 Newbury Fri 17 August 2018
First success of this campaign when winning a five-runner contest at Ripon last time out. Carries a 6lb penalty here and that looks tough to overcome in this stronger race.
5f winner at Sandown earlier this season has placed in three subsequent races but been favourite in all of them. Handicapper continues to make life tougher but her form is rock-solid and looks a leading player once again.
Raised 6lb for winning a small race at Ffos Las two starts back but able to still contest latest when second albeit soundly beaten at Nottingham. More needed in this stronger looking contest.
Won last two starts as a two-year-old and started this campaign with good efforts at Chester (third) and Windsor (second) before fading latest under front-running tactics at Ascot. Barely stays 5f so flat track here should suit better.
Won three of her last four starts all over 5f. Only raised 3lb for latest ½L success at Yarmouth and that shouldn't be enough to keep her out of this so another bold bid expected.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Under The Covers||4||9-3||20/1||Full Result|
|T: R HarrisJ: S Hitchcott|
Island Of Life (5/4), Awesome (5/2), Jashma (9/2), Kodiac Express (7/1), Mountain Peak (10/1), Foxy Forever (12/1), Billy Dylan (14/1)
- Island Of Life
- Kodiac Express
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