18:30 Wolverhampton Mon 10 December 2018
Twice beaten at Kempton last month over 1m3f when supported in betting. Far from disgraced and one to take note of now upped in journey and sporting first-time cheekpieces.
Twice scored over 2m on the AW at Kempton in the summer of 2017 (record is 3-15 overall). Has been round the houses with trainers since and very hard to make case for on current form.
Won back-to-back 1m6f handicaps on fast ground during July (Nottingham and Haydock), held since on turf and career-high mark to be defied now return to the AW.
Represents top firm and is only 2lb higher than when scoring over C&D in September. Valid excuses since and can be given a chance back here.
Failed to fire in two runs back from a summer break, both on turf. Is a former C&D winner this year and just 1lb higher in ratings now, could bounce back in this field.
Lightly-raced Declaration Of War colt, maiden winner on turf in Ireland over 1m4f and latest solid fourth over same trip here suggests another crack at this longer trip is worth exploring. Can do better.
Lightly-raced, has two 1m4f wins around here from six AW starts and stays this longer trip. Up in the ratings but far from discounted and should be competitive at worst.
Dual AW winner, including last time out over 1m4f here when not pushed to the pin of her collar. Just 3lb higher now and in the mix again seemingly.
Just the one win from 14 starts, coming over this trip at Chelmsford in August. Remains 4lb above that mark now and in a better race.
Last Year's Winner
Charlie D (9/4), Aircraft Carrier (5/2), Western Duke (5/1), Champarisi (7/1), Dalileo (10/1), Jack Bear (14/1), Paddy A (16/1), Masters Apprentice (25/1), Clowance One (66/1)
- Aircraft Carrier
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