17:45 Kempton Fri 14 December 2018
Twice in the frame over C&D in three starts, and beaten less than 1/2L when fourth of 12 to Lastochka in maiden company last time. Should progress now handicapping and much respected.
Unplaced on both starts for Luca Cumani, but more impact when 6L second of 11 to Rectory Road in minor event over C&D last time. Opening mark demands more, but hard to rule out.
Had wind surgery after a fair effort on nursery debut at Newmarket, but below form on both starts since, and belatedly tried in a tongue tie now. Risky.
Still a maiden. Best effort in nurseries when third of 11 to Shagalla over 1m½f at Wolverhampton last time, although helped by way that race was run, and not certain to be in the same form now.
Bred to be decent, but has made no serious impact in qualifying runs, and handicapper has erred on side of caution with opening mark. Still merits a market check.
Hasn't really progressed since a promising debut, but ran up to that form when tried in blinkers at Wolverhampton (1m½f) last time, and may yet do better in headgear.
Won twice for Richard Fahey, but ended time with that yard on a low note, and fared little better starting out for new yard in a nursery here last week.
Back on track when runner-up in a 1m½f nursery at Wolverhampton two starts back, and not seen to best effect there last time. More exposed than most, but place claims if getting race run to suit.
Running well at a lesser level of late, making the frame in a couple of nurseries at Wolverhampton, proving her stamina for 1m½f last time. Not dismissed, but in deeper water here.
Shaped well on final qualifying run when third over 7f here, but raced too freely when below form on nursery debut last time, and needs to settle better to win handicaps. Has left John Butler.
Well bred, but hasn't gone on from a fair debut , and well held in a nursery here last time. That came over 7f, and she should stay further, but something to prove now.
No solid form in four starts, tried in cheekpieces last time, and makes limited appeal now handicapping.
Last Year's Winner
Li Kui (4/1), Numero Uno (9/2), Guroor (11/2), Reeth (13/2), Glorious Dane (8/1), Redemptive (9/1), Elegant Love (10/1), Cafe Espresso (16/1), Treasure Quest (25/1), Trouble Shooter (25/1), Gamba (50/1), Good Tyne Girl (50/1)
- Li Kui
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