16:10 Wolverhampton Fri 11 January 2019
Gained fifth consecutive placing when attempting to make all at Lingfield last month, losing second place late on. Runs off same mark here, and no reason why he won't be in the thick of things again.
Cape Blanco gelding who has been tried over a variety of trips, but has found form over 7f of late, winning at Lingfield last time. Up in trip again, but ought to stay and one to bear in mind.
Still a maiden, and although he produced one of his better efforts when 4 lengths fifth of 11 to Anif in a 1m handicap at Lingfield last time, he's not certain to build on it.
All three wins have come here, and while he's on a lengthy losing run, he's holding his form well, and had no luck in running when behind Snooker Jim at Lingfield last time.
Remains a maiden, and while she didn't shape badly when a close fifth at Lingfield in November on return from a break, she finished last there on her most recent start, and has something to prove.
C&D winner who was second over 1m at Southwell in the spring, and back to that form when 6¾L third of 15 to Winklemann in amateur event at Chelmsford last time (subsequently promoted). More needed to return to winning ways, however.
Much his best effort in recent times when winning on fast ground at Chepstow (6f) in August, but he's been woefully out of form subsequently.
Yet to win in 20 starts but ran well when a close third over 7f here in November. Failed to seetle when below that form last time, and this step up in trip is unlikely to suit on that evidence.
Promised that he may still be able to pick up some prize money when fifth on his return from over two years off in April, but he hasn't been able to build on that since, and has just one win to his name since 2012.
Ran well on first outing for Lawrence Mullaney in March, but hasn't gone on, and no sign of spark returning in two starts for current yard.
Won this race in 2017, and scored again here (7f) last February. Running with credit on the whole of late, and looks to have every chance on balance of form.
33 races and almost three year since he last tasted success. Probably needed the run at Chelmsford last time, but still remains of little interest for betting purposes.
Failed to score for John Oxx in Ireland, but made an encouraging start for his new yard, and bounced back from a couple of lesser efforts when winning at Chelmsford on Thursday. Respected if turning out under a penalty.
Last Year's Winner
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|T: J HughesJ: Harry Burns|
Cape Greco (11/4), Big Bad Lol (7/2), Amor Fati (5/1), Sir Lancelott (6/1), Cockney Boy (10/1), Snooker Jim (10/1), Lord Murphy (10/1), Madame Jo Jo (33/1), Polly's Gold (33/1), Moonbi Creek (50/1), Cookie Ring (50/1), Willsy (100/1), Jacksonfire (100/1)
- Sir Lancelott
- Big Bad Lol
- Cape Greco
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