19:45 Kempton Wed 9 January 2019
Unraced on Polytrack, and making debut for new yard after a break, so hard to back with confidence, for all he ran creditably on turf when last seen at Musselburgh in September.
Reliable performer on turf and AW, and expected to bounce back from rare below-par effort at Chelmsford on latest start. Good amateur booked, and one to consider.
Holds every chance based on penultimate third at Lingfield, but well below form over C&D since. Top rider engaged, but record at this venue leaves something to be desired.
Runner-up twice since winning over C&D in July, and only 1lb above last winning mark. Below best at Lingfield most recently, but likely to bounce back on balance, and respected.
Not beaten far despite finishing last of five at Dundalk on final start for Aidan O'Brien, and best to forgive a poor run on Fibresand for new yard last time. Jockey booking takes the eye, and dangerous to underestimate.
Has largely been running well, and perhaps didn't face cheekpieces when disappointing at Chelmsford last time. Should get back on track, for all he appears the yard's number two here.
Tried in pattern company as a juvenile, but efforts last year suggest she hasn't trained on, and no improvement in a hood last time.
Won for this rider in a similar event at Hamilton in summer 2017, but little solid form since, and no great appeal with connections reaching for a hood.
On a long losing run, and little form to speak of in recent times. Can't be fancied after failing to beat a rival on latest handicap outing.
Last Year's Winner
Human Nature (15/8), Choice Encounter (5/2), National Glory (11/2), Madrinho (6/1), Drakefell (6/1), Regulator (25/1), Peggy's Angel (50/1), Concur (100/1), All Or Nothin (150/1)
- Choice Encounter
- Human Nature
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