17:40 Redcar Tue 18 September 2018
17-race maiden who was beaten just 1L from this mark at Thirsk (1m4f, good to soft) in April. Another decent effort when last seen at Wetherby (2m) in June. More needed, but not ruled out of the prize money.
Most recent win came in this race last year, when on the same mark. That was under this same pilot, whose claim is now 2lb lower, and came off the back of a couple of poor efforts. Therefore, despite recent form, he cannot be discounted.
Triple C&D winner, who latest success saw him edge out Jan De Heem last season. 1lb worse off for a neck there. Inconsistent, and another poor run to shake-off from last time, but has a squeak if back on song.
1-19, that win coming at Thirsk (1m4f) last season, when 11lb higher. Stable's runners in decent form over the past few days, and from 3lb lower than his latest run, he could go well over this trip for the first time.
1-28, that success being in a Wolverhampton selling handicap (1m4f, AW) in April, from this mark. 0-5 since joining this trainer and needs a big improvement on recent efforts, but well treated on some older form. Stays 1m6f. Not written off.
Made the frame in a Carlisle novice event (1m1f, good) in June, but barely got competitive then and hasn't since. Step up in trip and cheekpieces could help, but couldn't be confident.
Scored over C&D in 2015 from a higher mark and did so again at Wetherby that year, when 12lb higher. Ran well back here in May, and would have claims if able to repeat that form, but plenty to prove on what we have seen since.
C&D scorer last year and added another success at Musselburgh (2m, good to firm), when 2lb higher. Thrashed in all three attempts back here this season, but threw in a rare recent good run at Catterick two starts ago and not written off.
Didn't show much over 7f-1m in three runs last year and was beaten 45L on his handicap debut at Southwell (2m½f, AW) from this mark last month. Market check prudent nonetheless.
Would have a squeak from this mark on a couple of pieces of his 2017 form, but hard to know what to expect on his return to this trainer after finishing last on his sole run of the season at Newcastle in July. Market check.
Last Year's Winner
Midnight Warrior (5/2), Jan De Heem (7/2), Ice Galley (5/1), Barney George (6/1), Major Minus (17/2), Hayward Field (11/1), Slipper Satin (12/1), Adrakhan (14/1), Sevilla (33/1), Echo Beat (66/1)
- Hayward Field
- Jan De Heem
- Barney George
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