16:30 Newmarket Sat 22 September 2018
4lb higher than when winning at Windsor in June (1m2f, good to firm), but has continued to run well since and this 1m1f trip suits perfectly (past C&D winner); cheekpieces applied for the first-time.
Shown no worthwhile form (including over hurdles) since his return to action from a lengthy absence; handicap mark in free-fall, but with good reason.
Becky Smith is back on board for the first-time since the pair landed a rapid-fire hat-trick of wins (1m-1m1f) during August; 8lb above his last winning mark, and well beaten after a tardy start at York (1m2f) recently.
All out winner of a 1m Goodwood fillies handicap (good to soft) in May, and has been set some much tougher tasks (mainly at Ascot) since; better latest when beaten just a neck on the AW at Chelmsford (1m2f); raised another 2lb.
5lb higher than when winning for this rider at Salisbury in July (1m, good to firm); best suited by a strong early pace (hold up horse); never able to get involved after a slow start latest.
14-race maiden who has recorded a number of near misses; has shown his strongest form at 1m2f, so might find this trip on the sharp side; handled by the prolific Serena Brotherton.
11-race maiden; absent since finishing last of six at Wolverhampton (7f) in July; with Robyn Brisland when runner-up on sole previous start here in a 7f nursery in October 2017; stamina reservations.
Last Year's Winner
Bubble And Squeak (2/1), Know Your Limit (3/1), Rotherwick (9/2), Brother McGonagall (6/1), Oswald (7/1), Red Charmer (8/1), Biotic (10/1), Tenor (40/1)
- Bubble And Squeak
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