Friday 14 December 2018
Wrexham Lager Handicap Chase
Class 4 | 2m 1f 77y | Soft (Good to Soft in places) | 8 Runners | Turf
Off time: 11:51:48 | Winning time: 4m 35.1s
Inconsistent, but this is his grade and he was a decisive Taunton winner (heavy) in April, when just 3lb lower. Well below that level on both starts since, however, so needs to bounce right back.
Nine-race maiden who returned from almost 11-months off to run well at Lingfield (2m4f, soft) last month. 2lb drop should help, and slight drop in trip could too. Enters calculations.
Ran up a hat-trick exclusively at Sedgefield earlier in the year, all at 2m½f, on testing ground. Is 5lb higher than the last of those wins, and although he hasn't completed since, he is not dismissed here now back at this trip.
Scored at Leicester (2m, soft) in February, when 3lb lower. Held over C&D from 1lb higher on his reappearance, but may be able to kick on again now, on his second run after wind surgery.
Won at both Plumpton and Ffos Las on soft/heavy in April. Up another 4lb for this hat-trick attempt, so will probably need further improvement. Record when fresh nothing to write home about, so has one or two things to prove.
Another Sedgefield specialist, though he has won at several other tracks. 6lb below his last winning mark from March here, plus 10lb being claimed. Badly out of sorts so far this season, but softer ground positive and he is not written off.
Nine-race maiden who drops 5lb here, as well as in trip. Hard to enthuse too much about his chance.
Unable to make any impact for over a year, including on her first start after a wind op at Hexham last month. Best watched.
Glance Back (5/2), Blue Bullet (3/1), Miss Amelia (5/1), Lickpenny Larry (6/1), Blackjacktennessee (9/1), Exmoor Mist (12/1), Roxyfet (14/1), Frankie Ballou (28/1)
- Blue Bullet
- Glance Back