16:00 Taunton Wed 9 January 2019
Eight-race maiden placed three times last season including first handicap over C&D where she stayed on well for second of 12. All placed efforts on heavy ground and tailed off first time out on good so underfoot conditions the concern.
Southwell bumper winner shaped well in three starts in novice company thus far with two thirds and a second all on fast ground. Has champion jockey up on handicap bow which looks a clear signal of intent so very much respected.
17-race maiden (seven hurdles) showed some promise last season although not really performed in two recent starts since switching to this yard. 50/1 and pulled up last time out so even with 4lb back from the handicapper she's best avoided.
Placed once in novice company at Plumpton last May but below that level since and beaten 42L an pulled up last twice since switching to handicap company. Risky proposition now to say the least.
17-race maiden including four over hurdles but ran comfortably best race to date over timber in first handicap at Leicester latest when fifth of 10 beaten 5¾L. That form gives her a chance especially now eased 2lb by the handicapper.
Only runner with a hurdles win to her name , that coming at Chepstow in October. Third at Leicester last time out off this mark (3L ahead of Remember Nerja) is further compelling evidence that she is the one they all have to beat.
Pulled up in four of her eight career starts and beat a combined six rivals in other four. Would be hard to fancy even at her true weight which is 8lb lower than this.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R WalfordJ: James Bowen|
Milldean Silva (7/4), Shadow's Girl (9/4), Tierra Verde (7/2), Spirit Of Rome (10/1), Remember Nerja (10/1), Venetian Proposal (16/1), Dont Call Me Doris (100/1)
- Shadow's Girl
- Milldean Silva
- Tierra Verde
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