21:15 Kempton Mon 15 October 2018
Won 1m4f AW for Joseph O'Brien last year and landed first win for new connections when comfortably scoring at Wolverhampton 1m1f last time. Raised 7lb but is clearly in good heart at present.
Landed C&D success in November 2016 off 3lb lower mark and scored at Chelmsford this August. Disappointed last two runs and needs to return to his best to figure.
Probably didn't get home when third over 1m6f last time but ran well, and landed 1m4f Wolverhampton handicap earlier in the campaign. Trip should suit and shoud be there or thereabouts.
Showed promise last year on only start for Saeed Bin Suroor, and stayed on on handicap bow at Wolverhampton last time over shorter trip. This distance looks more suitable and should be ready to go now for in-form yard.
Easily landed Lingfield 1m2f seller this summer but has disappointed last two starts, although missed the break on latest outing over C&D. Still 5lb higher than selling victory so probably in the grip of the handicapper. Wears first-time blinkers.
In good form in the winter winning two Lingfield 1m2f handicaps, Stayed on to be respectable fifth at Sandown last time and is feasibly weighted so looks one of the likelier contenders.
Stays this trip well and not beaten far when fourth at Haydock last time out. Runs off same mark and will be held up for his usual late effort.
First-time blinkers did the trick when winning at Chelmsford in August and wasn't beaten far back there recently when second following a two-month break. Will be fitter now and has every chance under a capable rider.
Appeared not to stay 1m6f at Bath last time but had run well enough on previous starts at around this trip, suggesting another decent showing is on the cards.
Went close on handicap debut at Salisbury in July and probably didn't see it out over 1m4f at Doncaster last time. This intermediate trip may suit and represents powerful yard so is sure to have his supporters.
8lb lower than last win that came 10 months ago at Chelmsford. Hasn't threatened to trouble the judge of late and it would be a surprise if he proves good enough to play anything more than a supporting role here.
Well bred New Approach filly who has shown enough to suggest she can win a race or two. Begins handicap career on very modest mark and jockey booking looks positive so appears very much one for the shortlist.
Last Year's Winner
Lilypad (13/8), Arabic Culture (11/2), Pivotal Flame (7/1), Player's Luck (8/1), Ruby Gates (10/1), Rakematiz (10/1), Spiritual Man (12/1), American Patrol (16/1), Famous Dynasty (16/1), Enmeshing (20/1), New Street (20/1), Mullarkey (20/1), Hi Ho Silver (25/1), Art Of Swing (33/1)
- Hi Ho Silver
- Spiritual Man
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