15:45 Pontefract Thu 20 September 2018
Without success since her Ripon debut (5f, good to firm) last season, though has twice been placed in Listed company. 50-1 and well held on handicap intro at York (7f) last time. Should appreciate stiff 6f, but more needed.
Progressing nicely this season and particularly since going handicapping. Up 2lb for another good performance when beaten 1½L last time. Remains unexposed and from a good draw she should be right in the mix.
Scored at Doncaster in July (7f, good to firm), when 4lb lower. Held from just 1lb higher than today in both starts since. Needs to be right back to her best to win again.
Improving filly who arrives seeking a four-timer after wins over this trip/on good to firm. Up another 6lb for the latest of those at Haydock and now 3lb worse with Gorgeous Noora for 1¾L there, but has strong claims.
Kicked off her season with wins at Thirsk (5f, good to firm) and Haydock (6f, good), the latter from 6lb lower. Back in better form from this mark at Hamilton last time. More needed, but could be very competitive.
Has shown her best turf form on fast ground. Has won at Leicester (6f) and Ascot (5f) this season. Still improving, despite recent defeats. Should be a major player from a decent draw.
6lb lower than when taking a decent Goodwood handicap (6f, soft) this time last year. Has not often got competitive from higher marks this season, and with a tough draw here she looks up against it again.
All three of her turf wins have come on good to soft, so any rain would be a plus. 5lb higher than the latest of those, at Hamilton on her penultimate start. Good effort again last time. More needed, but enters calculations.
Rain would help her cause. Scored on soft last time out at Thirsk (7f), for which she has gone up 4lb. Still improving and will need to continue that to have a say now stepped up again in grade.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Marie Of Lyon||3||8-12||3/1||Full Result|
|T: R A FaheyJ: Adam J McNamara|
Procedure (2/1), Goodnight Girl (4/1), Gorgeous Noora (5/1), Queen Penn (7/1), Zip Along (7/1), Maid In India (8/1), Nuns Walk (9/1), Florenza (14/1), Maggies Angel (14/1), Neola (25/1), Tricksy Spirit (25/1)
- Zip Along
- Gorgeous Noora
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