14:30 Southwell Sun 13 January 2019
Won a seller at Beverley in July but well beaten on two subsequent starts for his new yard. Probably better over a bit shorter than this and has the widest draw to cope with. First start since a wind operation.
Improving of late and arrives bidding for a course hat-trick after winning when stepped up to this trip last time. Leading claims from just 4lb higher.
Improved to finish fourth of 13 on handicap debut last time out at Wolverhampton. Less exposed than many and quite possibly more to come at this trip. Booking of McDonald a positive.
Four-time C&D winner who went close here last time out over 7f. Not always consistent but probably has one in him from this handicap mark and can't be ruled out with trainer/jockey combining to good effect of late.
Took a big step forward when dropped to 1m3f here last time out when second of 13. Still a maiden but claims if he can build on that down in trip here from his low draw.
Yet to win in her 11 AW starts but her better efforts have come at this course, albeit over shorter trips. Ultimately well beaten here last time out and perhaps one to watch at present.
Showed little in four turf runs this summer but has done much better since switched to Fibresand, building on a good third here last month with a course win last week (Sooqaan second). 5lb rise fair and possibly more to come up in trip.
Has changed yards four times in recent seasons but ran well on debut for this trainer last time, doing too much too soon. Leading claims if ridden with a little more restraint.
A maiden after 18 starts and has finished tailed off on each of his last six outings. Hard to enthuse over returning from an absence.
Two-time C&D winner. Had been running well here before a very disappointing effort when last of 12 here last time out. Needs forgiving that run but remains well-handicapped and yard are in form at present.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D CarrollJ: G C O'Neill|
Thunder Buddy (7/2), Philamundo (7/2), Alonso Cano (5/1), Long Socks (6/1), King Christophe (6/1), Sooqaan (13/2), Bond Angel (8/1), Havelock (11/1), Eponina (16/1), Boots And Spurs (20/1), Ruled By The Moon (20/1), War Of Succession (25/1), Frangarry (25/1), Major Crispies (33/1)
- Bond Angel
- King Christophe
- Boots And Spurs
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