17:10 Catterick Tue 11 September 2018
AW regular (14-51); gained his first win on turf in the UK at Ffos Las (5f, good) last week when making all to justify favouritism (6/5f); every chance of following up carrying a 6lb penalty.
Veteran who now sits on a very handy mark (66); just held by a head by David's Beauty at Chepstow (5f, good) latest, so is noteworthy as a dual C&D scorer.
Compact 7yo, who hasn't always delivered exactly what he promises, but is a formidable opponent when on song, and he is that at present; 7lb higher than when bolting up (made all) at Beverley last month; wide draw not ideal.
12-70 career (past C&D winner); exactly the type of horse to travel well into the race off a strong pace, but not always relied upon to go through with his effort; more effective of late (twice second off this mark over 5f).
2lb above his last winning mark (5f Beverley, good to firm), but in truth hasn't been over-raced on turf (1-5); dwelt and met trouble in running when down the field on the AW at Newcastle last week.
Finished mid-pack over 5f at Musselburgh on Friday evening, but was a C&D winner (off 3lb lower) here last month, so couldn't be totally dismissed from a handy inside draw.
Four-time C&D winner, including off a mark as high as 65 in August 2017; will need to negotiate a path between beaten runners from his low draw (comes from behind); had wind surgery since his last start in early August.
Best on the AW (8-54), but has some fair 5f-6f form at this track; beaten ½L by Extrasolar (6f) here in August, and had excuses when a beaten favourite behind Pearl Acclaim over C&D next time; place possibilities.
C&D winner in August 2016, but arrives on a 20-race losing streak; third (beaten approx 1½L) off a 2lb higher mark over C&D in August; wide draw unhelpful.
Well handicapped off 9lb below his last winning mark, but hasn't won a battle for over 12 months now (5f, soft); drawn out in the car park in stall 14; other days await.
Nine-race maiden; weakened and finished an eased last of 11 over 5f at Hamilton (good to soft) latest, and whilst evidently a pacy sort will surely struggle to get across from this wide draw; third to today's rival Perfect Words at Ayr in June.
Twice placed over this 5f trip early last month (Ffos Las and Haydock), but is now a 50-race maiden, so that's enough said.
Sharpest on Fibresand; has seen very little racing in 2018 - 100/1 and predictably beaten miles on his sole turf start this year at Doncaster (6f) in July; impossible to consider.
Shown very poor form in the vast majority of his ten starts in 2018, and at the age of ten this past C&D winner looks to possess nothing like the ability of yesteryear; no chance.
Last Year's Winner
|3||Lydiate Lady||5||8-9||9/1||Full Result|
|T: E J AlstonJ: Neil Farley|
Captain Lars (85/40), Crosse Fire (5/1), Highly Focussed (11/2), Lexington Place (8/1), Pearl Acclaim (11/1), Seamster (12/1), One Boy (14/1), Compton River (16/1), Perfect Words (25/1), Redeeming (25/1), Celerity (40/1), Culloden (50/1), Very First Blade (50/1), On The High Tops (100/1)
- One Boy
- Captain Lars
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