14:05 Carlisle Mon 12 November 2018
Has undertaken her hurdles racing either side of the Irish Sea; strong stamina wise when taking a fairly weak 2m4f+ maiden hurdle at Ayr (heavy) in November 2017, and has made just a single appearance since; handicap debut.
1-12 over hurdles, winning from a 4lb lower mark in deep ground at Ayr (2m) in January; probably didn't stay 3m when last seen in competitive action in the spring (good).
Evidently isn't necessarily any great shakes, but equally there's evidence which suggests that she's on a gradual upward curve; 9lb higher than when drawing clear to score by 8L at Hereford (2m4f, good to firm) latest.
Made a winning start over hurdles at Musselburgh (2m, soft) in January, and has performed perfectly adequately in three starts since; beaten 8½L on her second start in a handicap (mares) at Stratford 23-days ago; place claims.
Shown bits and pieces of form over hurdles, but fair to say that she kicked off in handicap company from a fairly challenging looking mark; now 7lb lower (17lb if factoring in riders allowance) than at Kelso latest.
Won off just a 2lb lower mark at Hexham (2m, good) in June, but has competed over further at Sedgefield in each of her last two hurdles starts; conditions perfectly fine assuming the rain stays away.
Stablemate of Victoria Says; 0-5 over hurdles, including when sent off at 100/1 in a Down Royal (2m+) maiden latest; considerably more required on her second start in a handicap.
Beat the quirky Go West Young Man in a Towcester novice (2m, soft) in February 2016, but largely all downhill since; has previous form with Versifier; reduced mark fair if the first time tongue-tie is of any assistance.
Last Year's Winner
Trooblue (10/3), Versifier (4/1), Llantara (4/1), Hidden Dilemma (9/2), Toboggan's Fire (9/2), Keep The River (9/2), Victoria Says (8/1), Russian Royale (9/1), Baby Ticker (12/1), Georgian Firebird (28/1)
- Toboggan's Fire
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