15:50 Redcar Fri 19 October 2018
On a long losing run and has been below par since returning from a wind operation. On a handy mark but also has a bit to prove at present. The first-time visor may help his concentration, so still worth a betting check.
Holding his form well and has finished out of the money only once since joining his current trainer. The drop in trip isn't expected to be an issue; can play a strong role here.
Won her maiden over C&D but found life tough in handicaps since. Back on a fair mark after a series of heavy defeats but dangerous to rule out now she's dropped in class.
Scores highly for consistency and, with trip and ground to suit, another bold bid can be expected. Not particularly well handicapped but deserves a change of fortune and will be hard to keep out of the frame if he runs his usual race.
0-4 on turf and seems to reserve her best for the Fibersand at Southwell. Has to be a concern that she missed most of the summer campaign and may possibly need this. Looks a risky option this time.
Has won over 1m at this course and handles cut in the ground without issue. This season's form has been regressive, however, and he has plenty to find judging by two modest displays last month.
Has paid his way on turf (5-29) and has even won on heavy ground before now, so the underfoot conditions shouldn't be too much of an issue. Needs to steps things up considerably on recent form, however, and is another with a good bit to prove.
Won from an 11lb higher mark over 7f here last summer but struggling to find his level this season. Been given a chance at the weights and possible the ground was too quick for him when last seen out (in August). Worth a betting check.
Well treated just now and has mainly escaped the attention of the handicapper. Suited by the return to 7f and has to be considered as a player with the ground to suit. Shortlisted.
Lightly raced but proved she is getting the hang of things with a gritty win at Musselburgh last month. Races from 4lb higher and is up in grade, so a stiffer test ahead. The betting can guide here.
Placed on numerous occasions and is holding his form well just now. Has to be a concern that winning has been elusive for him but he's on an attractive mark and cannot be discounted if the first-time blinkers keep him focused to the line.
Goes well on soft ground and has experience of this course. Recent form is a mixed bag, however, and needs to show a little more resilience that he has of late. On a workable mark just now, so worth keeping tabs on whatever happens.
Has either gone very close or bombed out in his nine previous starts and possible that he's better on the AW at Southwell. However, the gelding showed a good attitude at Ayr last time and could make the frame at least if using that as a platform.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Rebecca BastimanJ: J F Egan|
The Groove (7/2), Mischief Managed (9/2), Grinty (11/2), Polyphony (15/2), Zodiakos (8/1), Benjamin Thomas (8/1), Caridade (12/1), Full Intention (12/1), Gleaming Sun (14/1), Chaplin Bay (20/1), Size Matters (22/1), Muirsheen Durkin (22/1), Cosmic Ray (28/1), Helen Sherbet (100/1)
- The Groove
- Mischief Managed
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