18:00 Kempton Mon 5 November 2018
Won three of first four starts before finding Group races beyond him last season. Two good placed runs in handicaps before something clearly amiss last time when he was last and nearly pulled-up. Had a wind-op in subsequent break but AW an unknown.
1m3f winner here this season has run several other sound races albeit without success. Midfield in the Ebor followed by latest second in a Swedish Group Three. Winner there a Group Two winner and Group One placed so form outstanding.
Dual AW winner at Chelmsford has come up short at this level by and large and returns for new connections after a long layoff so others appeal more.
Impressive Chelmsford handicap winner on penultimate start was slightly less effective next time in a warmer race at Newbury. Seems to favour AW so better expected here but remains to be seen if he's pattern class.
13-time winner, 11 on AW disappointed the last twice on turf after an excellent fourth in Northumberland Plate (2m) at Newcastle on AW. Trip here on sharp side but form on AW is excellent so could easily bounce back.
Only won once (11 starts) but five times placed at stakes level. Below par when last seen albeit behind a subsequent triple Group One winner and makes her return here after a long absence and on AW for the first time. Capable if ready.
None from eight at pattern level (unplaced in all). Struggling the last three times and overall looks short of this level although she won her only previous AW start.
Five-time winner in France including three on AW but well short last three times there in Listed contests on soft ground. This surface may be more suitable but looks a stiff task overall.
Appreciates this surface as shown with last two starts where he landed back-to-back 1m3f handicaps. Improving sort but taking a huge step up in class from class 4s and likely to struggle.
Three-time winner is effective on AW but was far too keen at Lingfield just last week over 1m5f where she faded into ninth (of 11). Career best needed to be involved here.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Titi Makfi||3||8-8||12/1||Full Result|
|T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton|
Crowned Eagle (13/8), Podemos (7/2), Architecture (9/2), Atty Persse (6/1), Kasperenko (16/1), Watersmeet (20/1), Colonial Classic (25/1), Mystic Meg (25/1), Dubai Dunes (66/1), Dragon Mall (100/1)
- Crowned Eagle
- Atty Persse
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