20:45 Kempton Fri 7 December 2018
Showed glimpses in Ireland for previous connections but yet to really follow that up for this yard in two starts over 6f and 1m. This trip could suit better but mark seems high enough considering achievements.
After three midfield efforts over 1m he was tailed off last latest when upped to 1m4f here. This trip may be within range but hard to fancy on the balance.
Comfortably his best effort to date for this yard latest when third over 7f. Big step up in trip now and has to be somewhat doubtful he will stay although he does get 1m well enough.
Gained second AW success when hacking up by 7L over 1m4f here last week. 6lb penalty leaves him 4lb well in ahead of reassessment and if he arrives in the same form he will surely take all the beating.
Glimpses of ability in four starts to date over 7f-1m.. Potential to do better if he stays this longer trip although on breeding there would be plenty of doubts he will.
Didn't achieve much in three novice events but off the mark on handicap debut at Lingfield over 1m4f last month. 3lb rise the best he could have hoped for so remains very much one of interest and a leading player here.
1m fourth here two starts back hinted at progress but disappointed next. Now tried over longer trip and in first time hood so couple of possible reasons he can improve.
Second off this mark two starts ago at Lingfield although only sixth there next. Needs to bring her very best to play a part from a draw on the wing.
Headed after rider lost his reins in close C&D run two starts back before finishing midfield over hurdles. If arriving here in same vein after that he has very sound claims and certainly belongs on any shortlist.
Unplaced in six starts thus far and was 11th behind Your Band at Lingfield latest. Lightly raced but not seen enough to recommend him.
Only beat one rival in three starts to date in maidens. Goes into handicaps as a very unexposed horse and gets blinkers added so there are reasons for optimism albeit he remains a risky proposition.
Some promise early in career but never sighted in three handicaps. Now returns after wind surgery and in first time hood but needs one or both to have drastic effect.
Never better than eighth nor truly competitive in three starts to date. Good bit more needed here on handicap debut but little doubt this represents a drop in class so not dismissed completely.
Showed some ability in second of three starts when 11L ninth of 13 over C&D. Probably needs more now in first handicap try but few miles on the clock and lowly weight to start out.
Last Year's Winner
Zarrar (15/8), Your Band (6/1), Casa Comigo (7/1), Singing The Blues (8/1), Good Impression (10/1), Sebastiano Ricci (12/1), Double Legend (14/1), Tesorina (14/1), Ensign Ewart (16/1), Tangasseri (16/1), Chilton Foliat (33/1), Sweetest Smile (33/1), Lovelysimplylovely (33/1), Sploosh (50/1)
- Your Band
- Good Impression
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