18:15 Kempton Mon 15 October 2018
Rattled off a hat-trick in mid-season but has shot up the handicap as a result of that and a few other decent efforts in defeat since. Looks to have plenty of weight and may be found wanting.
Very consistent this term, winning at Bath in June, but looking to have had his measure taken by the handicapper, despite running well on four starts since then.
Took full advantage of plumetting handicap mark when bolting up at Salisbury earlier this month. Raised 9lb for that but is clearly in good shape and is still fairly weighted on the pick of last season's form.
Progressive three-year-old who won two of his last three starts last winter. Not seen for nine months so fitness has to be taken on trust, and betting may best indicate what is expected on this return outing.
Not disgraced in better race here last winter and has run with credit in decent company without success through the summer. Shaped with promise on return form break last time and has been eased 2lb so looks a contender.
Won at Sandown in June and went close all four subsequent outings this summer. Returns following wind operation and also wears first-time cheekpieces, so has to be a danger representing top yard.
Very well handicapped on the pick of his form last term and went close on penultimate start this campaign at Windsor. Ran a shocker at Pontefract last time (may not have liked the track) but seems to find winning very hard these days.
Prolific winner whose record reads 22-84. Fired in a hat-trick of wins last month and not beaten far when fifth last time at Windsor. Up further 5lb though and that might prove hard for him to bear.
Scored at Lingfield and Brighton this summer in lower grade and not beaten far when second at Yarmouth last month. Needs to improve again to figure.
Won twice on turf last autumn, but has shown form on AW and was fair second at Lingfield in the spring off a mark of 75. 6lb higher now and needs to take another step forward to win in this company.
Last Year's Winner
Harry Hurricane (5/2), Captain Lars (9/2), Island Of Life (11/2), Nine Below Zero (13/2), Alsvinder (10/1), Jashma (12/1), Drakefell (12/1), Arzaak (14/1), George Dryden (14/1), Equimou (25/1)
- George Dryden
- Harry Hurricane
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