14:00 Haydock Fri 19 October 2018
- Racing Welfare Nursery (Class 5)
- 12 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Seemed to appreciate easier ground when beating Elsaabiqaat in a 5f Ffos Las nursery in August, but well behind that rival at Sandown last time. Presumably amiss there, and could bounce back.
Better effort in nurseries when 2L second to Shallow Hal in the mud at Ayr (6f) last month, and barely had to improve to win a novice at same track last week. Penalty for that win makes her task tougher, but should cope with drop to 5f.
All runs on fast turf,improving to make all in a 5f novice auction at Redcar last time. All out to score there, and ability to handle testing ground an unknown.
Beverley debut winner who ran creditably on nursery bow, and built on that when second to Magical Spirit in a 5f novice there last time. Third and fourth both won next time, and she figures on a very fair mark on that evidence.
Made a winning start for current yard by winning a Catterick (5f, good/soft) nursery prior to a creditable fourth at Nottingham off 7lb higher last time. Vulnerable to less exposed rivals, but not dismissed.
His second in a 4-runner race at Nottingham in April is a standout on his card, and he again failed to match that form when beaten 13L in a 6f maiden here last time. Cheekpieces tried now.
Matched the pick of his form when second in a 6f seller at Wolverhampton last time. Seems best at that trip, but testing ground at 5f should bring his stamina into play.
Fourth in a 6f maiden here in June, and claims with a repeat, but she's begging to look regressive, and beaten in sellers on last couple of starts.
Won from a 7lb lower mark at Ffos Las at the start of September, but limitations exposed and has been beaten favourite in his last two starts. Ground will suit, though, so can't be dismissed.
Been brought along with handicaps in mind, and still in need of experience when well held after a break at Pontefract last time (raced wide). Will do better, but handicapper taken no chances with opening mark.
Showed first semblance of form when plugging on into seventh in a 5f novice at Wolverhampton last time. Needs to take a bigger leap forward if he's to get involved.
Soundly beaten on all four starts, and looks of little account at this stage.
Last Year's Winner
Epona (5/2), March For Men (4/1), Dancing Rave (13/2), Free Love (7/1), Steely Spirit (9/1), Legal Tender (10/1), Across The Sea (11/1), Valentino Sunrise (12/1), Not So Shy (20/1), Tizwotitiz (28/1), Sing Bertie (33/1), Justice Shallow (66/1)
- Dancing Rave
- Across The Sea
- Free Love
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