18:30 Kempton Tue 6 November 2018
Started life in handicaps off a stiff mark, but slipping in the weights and shaped well when fourth of 13 to Glassy Waters in a 1m event here last time. Needs to build on that back up in trip, but can't be dismissed.
Has won 16 times in his long career, his latest success coming on his 100th career outing at Wolverhampton. Clearly at the top of his game, but has never been so high in the weights, and may be vulnerable now.
Made all to record an easy win over C&D in August following wind surgery. Not built on that since, but clearly found 1m stretching him last time, and better expected back at this trip.
Off the mark at Salisbury last June having shaped with promise on his debut for Henry Spiller, but he ran a stinker on his return over 6f here in April, and hard to know what to expect now hooded on debut for new yard after another absence.
All five wins have come on turf, and at his best with plenty of cut. Won at Ayr last month, but has run poorly twice since, and opposable on this surface.
Won four times on AW in first part of the campaign, but has returned from a 2-month break missing his usual spark, and again ran well below peak at Chelmsford last time. Below his last winning mark, but remains risky.
Now 1lb lower than when winning over 7f at Chelmsford in January (all out), and beaten less than 1L over C&D on penultimate start. Not seen to best effect last time, and handicapper has given him a lifeline.
Has regressed markedly since winning Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2016, and soundly beaten on first start for new yard last time having left John Butler.
Not disgraced on return from long absence at Salisbury in July, but she has gone backwards in two starts since, and needs to settle much better if she's to win handicaps.
Best effort as a juvenile when third in a nursery at Chester in August. Not easy to support having been absent since, although market likely to tell its own story.
Had been frustrating, but appeared to benefit from the step up to 7f when wearing down London at Chelmsford last time. Subsequently bought back in at the sales for 22,000 gns, and should remain competitive.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Spirit Of Belle||3||9-3||9/2||Full Result|
|T: P F I ColeJ: Raul Da Silva|
Espresso Freddo (14/5), Baltic Prince (4/1), Dollar Value (11/2), Exchequer (7/1), Mayyasah (7/1), Angel Islington (12/1), Inexes (16/1), Initiative (16/1), Dark Alliance (20/1), Exceedingly Diva (40/1), Outback Traveller (50/1)
- Dollar Value
- Espresso Freddo
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