18:55 Chelmsford City Thu 10 January 2019
Had a poor 2018, but well handicapped as a result and made a winning debut for current yard over C&D a week ago. Penalised for that win, but one to keep on side now back in the groove.
Back to form on Polytrack last month having joined a new yard, hitting the frame on both starts over 7f/1m at Lingfield. One to consider again.
Placed twice on turf last autumn, but has run well below his best under this rider on last two AW starts, and easy enough to take him on again.
Ran respectably when third on debut for current yard over 6f at Wolverhampton, but didn't seem to stay 7f last time, and hard to see her winning kept to this trip.
Best recent effort when runner-up over 1m1½f at Wolverhampton in October. Better than the bare result last time, and could be competitive granted the strong pace which he seems to need.
Unplaced in seven runs since shock Musselburgh win in the autumn and well beaten at Southwell the last twice, looking hard work on latest start. Not one for maximum faith, for all he's capable on his day.
Quirky sort who ran well when placed at Kempton in November, but never a threat after being hampered early last time. Better than that run suggests, and handicapped to play a part assuming he can avoid bother.
Previous C&D winner but prone to running a stinker every now and then, and did so at Wolverhampton last time. Just one win from his last 22 starts, and usually best opposed these days.
Failed to score for John Oxx in Ireland, and while he made an encouraging start for his new yard, he's gone backwards in two runs since, and something to prove after a poor run over C&D last time when tried in a visor.
Placed at big odds at Newcastle in October, but she hasn't built on that since, and merely passed beaten rivals over 6f there last time. Longer trip will suit, but others look more appealing.
Seems devoid of ability on evidence to date, and can't be recommended, although has some hope of improvement after just four starts.
Last Year's Winner
African Blessing (3/1), Daring Guest (4/1), Shyarch (5/1), Tellovoi (7/1), Misu Pete (8/1), Caledonia Laird (10/1), Malaysian Boleh (12/1), Amor Fati (14/1), Napping (16/1), Lord Del Boy (40/1), Henrietta's Dream (66/1)
- African Blessing
- Daring Guest
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