16:35 Yarmouth Thu 20 September 2018
Four-time AW winner yet to win in 12 turf starts. 11lb lower rating on the turf but not been able to capitalise in five other starts on the surface this season albeit has run well on occasions. Not ruled out completely but others preferred.
Over three years since this hold up performer's last win but placed in several valuable contests in between. Noted as a very unlucky fourth at Ascot latest only beaten 1¼L and off the same mark it's hard to envisage anything other than a bold bid.
Won back to back races over 5½f at Bath in the summer, both on firm ground. Handicap fallen to 4lb higher than last win now after three lesser efforts so should soon be competitive again.
Returned from 107 day absence when winning at 20/1 at Newmarket latest over 5f. Just as good over 6f so should be capable of another positive showing here with handicapper treating him kindly for Newmarket success.
Bounced back from two moderate runs when winning a four runner contest at Brighton (6f) before going well next at the same venue to finish second off 4lb higher. Handicapper keeps up the pressure but merits consideration.
Successful in her first ever race over this distance latest when a cosy winner at Newmarket last month. 6lb rise makes life tougher but seriously unexposed for this sort of distance and has to be considered a leading contender.
Won three of his first four starts for this yard earlier in the season before having a break. Made good progress before tiring on recent return over 5f at Sandown but with fitness now boosted he should be capable of making his presence felt.
Last Year's Winner
Lady Freyja (11/4), Polybius (3/1), Lightning Charlie (5/1), Mazzini (6/1), Show Stealer (6/1), Tan (9/1), Erissimus Maximus (14/1), Excellent George (20/1)
- Lady Freyja
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