19:00 Kempton Tue 18 September 2018
Progressed a little to land couple of handicaps by narrow margins, digging deep to hold on in a photo at Windsor from George Villiers on penultimate start. Latest sixth at Sandown does suggest the handicapper is back in charge, though.
Has failed to beat a rival on turf this season, so best not to dwell on latest poor run at Ascot after a break. Creditable second at Chelmsford on penultimate start, and place claims if back in that sort of form.
Took advantage of reduced mark to win narrowly at Chelmsford in August, but had every chance when a respectable second there on penultimate start, and ran poorly in London Mile Final here last time. Cheekpieces tried now.
Has improved race to race, winning a 7f novice at Wolverhampton in May, and finishing a fine second to History Writer at Sandown on handicap debut last month. Will progress again, and leading claims here.
Impeccably bred, and good second on debut over 7f here; back to form after a blip when winning novice at Ffos Las on latest start, and although opening mark demands more, he is totally unexposed, and shapes as if he'll stay 1m.
Won over C&D in April for Paul Cole, and well treated on that form, but has failed to beat a rival in two starts for current yard. Something to prove at present.
Runs off same mark as when successful over C&D in June, but he was bossing lesser rivals there, and hasn't been able to make the same impact since. This is easier than last time, but he remains opposable.
Caught the eye twice here (7f) in the spring, and improved to win a pair of 1m handicaps on turf. Shaped well when third to Exec Chef at Newbury last time, and ought to go well from reduced mark now.
Has won just once from 38 starts since joining current yard, and while he's been running respectably of late, he's easy enough to oppose for win purposes.
Last Year's Winner
Ledham (13/8), Hombre Casado (7/2), The Warrior (8/1), Mushtaq (8/1), Mudallel (8/1), Kingston Kurrajong (10/1), Wufud (11/1), Sir Hamilton (33/1), Spirit Of Belle (66/1)
- Hombre Casado
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