15:00 Redcar Tue 6 November 2018
C&D success in August was followed by victory at Doncaster off 2lb higher. Recent efforts on the Flat and over hurdles have been disappointing and return to form is required.
Maiden after 12 starts, but latest run when second of 10 over 7f at Doncaster was encouraging. Big step up in trip poses a serious question.
Series of decent efforts this year, but has been unable to get his head in front. Handles cut in the ground and warrants respect.
Below his best since scoring at Ripon in May. Latest effort over C&D suggests he is up against it so others make more appeal despite his success in this contest last year.
Irish import who has been well held on both starts for current trainer, latterly over hurdles. Questions to answer, but represents a shrewd yard.
Successful in selling and claiming company on last two outings at Leicester. Knows how to get the job done and this is another realistic proposition.
Unplaced in five starts, the last three in selling company at this venue. Should be fitter for first run for almost a year last time, but remains hard to make a case for.
Stable companion of Newgate Duchess and has a similar profile. Watching brief advised,
Aqlaam filly from the family of Derby runner-up City Honours. Beaten a long way when last of eight on only start at Newcastle and is hard to fancy.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P D NivenJ: A Mullen|
Chinese Spirit (2/1), Lady Alavesa (11/4), Andok (9/2), Kyllachy Dragon (5/1), Remmy D (9/1), Metronomic (14/1), Cum Spiro Spero (66/1), Toccata Mia (80/1), Newgate Duchess (150/1)
- Lady Alavesa
- Chinese Spirit
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