15:50 Nottingham Wed 7 November 2018
Has been successful over further than this several times in recent years and has not won over this short since 2014. Not a bad effort at Wolverhampton last month, but has a bit to prove back over 1m2f.
Dual Haydock winner over this trip last year, but unable to add to that this term. Went close at Wolverhampton last time and bought for 11,000gns since. Makes stable debut here and not ruled out.
Won two of his last three over hurdles, but well beaten at Newbury (1m4f) on his recent return to the Flat for his stable debut in a similar event, under this jockey. Probably wants easier conditions, but not ruled out back down in trip.
Placed in six of his eight starts, but yet to break his duck. Another good effort from this mark last time. Up in trip, and has it to prove over this far, but no surprise if he is thereabouts again.
Back on a handy mark after a string on comfortable defeats. Probably an advantage to be back over 1m2f this time too, especially on a sound surface, so could see a revival.
Easy 6L winner over this trip at Redcar (soft) last time, with this jockey up. Up 7lb for that improved effort and looks to have very solid claims of a follow up.
11lb lower than the latter of two wins that he has recorded, though that was well over two years ago. Back up 5lb for going close in an amateurs' contest at Doncaster last time. Each-way claims.
Scored over this trip (under Serena Brotherton) at Ayr (good), when 1lb lower, in June. Was back at that level when upped to 1m6f at Redcar two starts ago. Not written off, but needs to be somewhere close to his best.
Went close from 4lb higher at Ayr (1m, soft) in September and goes on any ground. Has been a fine servant, but recent signs not hugely encouraging. Dangerous if back to his best, however.
Has shown improved form at Yarmouth lately, winning over this trip and then repeating that form from 6lb higher. Up another 2lb here, but good pilot booked and enters calculations.
Over a year since she recorded her sole success at Newcastle (1m, AW). 2lb lower than a decent effort at Thirsk last time (1m4f). Not ruled out now dropped again in trip.
Well held at Carlisle last time out, but has slipped to a very competitive mark if he is able to bounce back. Not ruled out of the money.
1-28. Plummeting in the handicap, but not easy to make a case for him on this season's evidence.
Stable in good form and this gelding went close to being another winner for them last week when a neck second over C&D (good). Same mark today and looks a leading contender.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M ApplebyJ: Mr James Kendrick|
Debatable (4/1), Grandscape (9/2), Mr Carbonator (5/1), Zealous (7/1), Visitant (8/1), Mametz Wood (12/1), Western Way (12/1), Silvery Moon (14/1), Thorntoun Care (14/1), Champarisi (16/1), Scrutiny (22/1), Collodi (25/1), Punkawallah (25/1), Cotton Club (50/1), Dutch Artist (100/1)
- Mr Carbonator
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