15:40 Lingfield Wed 9 January 2019
Takes a drop in grade here but after a dreadful effort here last time out, where she finished totally tailed off, hard to know what to expect. Well enough treated if you're the forgiving type but plenty to prove at present.
Steps back up to 10f and seemed to get the trip well enough when tried at it before, only 2lb higher than Kempton win (over 1m) in November so chances with a good pace, which looks likely. Not discounted.
No win in 12 starts and facing a quickish turnaround after a moderate effort at Kempton last time, although was spotted travelling well before fading. Cheekpieces go on, dropped back in trip, and not without some interest here.
Pulled up over hurdles when last seen but had earlier won at Windsor, making most of the running and staying on gamely. Had a bit of a break, and might find this trip a little on the short side, so others make more appeal today.
Not shown a lot in four starts but there is some stamina in the family, so you might see a better effort upped in trip here, but so far he has looked rather one-paced. Step into handicap company offers him more of a chance, however.
Still 3lb higher than last win, which came over this trip at Chelmsford last August, and recent efforts rather suggest he's gone off the boil. Not hard to look elsewhere for the winner.
Regressing quickly and did no better on first start for new yard at Chelmsford in December, well beaten off after lacking pace. Headgear given a try but it looks more in hope.
Didn't show a lot first three starts but hinted at ability when beaten 4l here in December, looking for all the world like a step up in trip would suit. May yet do better then, and being open to improvement, is one of the more interesting ones.
Going nowhere quickly and yet to finish within shouting distance of the leaders in any of her starts since joining this yard. Hard to make a solid case for, and others readily preferred.
Last Year's Winner
Global Wonder (6/4), The Bearfighter (4/1), Highway One (5/1), Tobacco Road (10/1), New Street (10/1), Khazix (12/1), Jafetica (14/1), Finisher (14/1), Spring Ability (18/1), Spring Dixie (66/1)
- Highway One
- The Bearfighter
- Spring Ability
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