18:15 Wolverhampton Fri 11 January 2019
Has won his last three starts on the AW, and while he's not been seen for over 18 months, it's a positive sign that connections have chosen to persevere with him.
Won over C&D in June 2016, but not sighted since running at Ascot in August of that year. Remains in same ownership, so may be worth persevering with, and market useful.
Well bred, and improved markedly on second handicap start when head second of 13 to Ilhabela Fact in a 1m3f handicap at Kempton last time. Will be better still granted a stiffer test, and big chance here.
Hold-up performer who has run fairly well on all four starts since returning from a break in September. Bit underwhelming at Kempton (1m3f) last time, but not dismissed on balance of form.
Scored three times last year, his latest win coming over 1m2f at Epsom in July. Creditable fifth of 13 over 1m1½f here last time, and claims back up in trip.
Has won two from three since switched to handicaps, and better than ever when scoring at Southwell last time. Not proven on this surface, but shaped with promise on previous try, and should remain of interest.
Good third at Newcastle last month, and matched that form when second of 7 to Military Law over 1m1½f here recently. No reason why he won't give another good account.
Regressive form over hurdles, and debatable what ability remains in this sphere.
Last Year's Winner
Flaming Marvel (10/11), Alabaster (5/1), Wimpole Hall (7/1), Amitie Waltz (8/1), Derek Duval (8/1), Illustrissime (12/1), White Shaheen (25/1), Sporty Yankee (100/1)
- Flaming Marvel
- Derek Duval
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