14:25 Fontwell Mon 14 January 2019
Improved a lot when successful four times last season but not in the same form this time around and cheek pieces (dispensed with here) brought no improvement when tried last time. Conditions fine if able to bounce back to best.
Form for previous yard was tailing off and showed nothing on first attempt for current trainer so plenty to prove now.
Disappointing in the main since joining Charlie Mann and although handicapper is relenting, would like to see more before supporting.
Taunton win last March but the wheels have come off this season with mistakes blighting his progress and hard to fancy in current form.
Didn't recover after early mistake on latest but soft ground wouldn't have helped anyway. In good hear prior to that on a sounder surface and 2/3 under today's rider including a win over C&D.
Ran out when attempting a C&D hat-trick on Boxing Day but generally runs his race and should strip fitter here that having been his first run for 18 months.
Gradually improving over fences and although her second over C&D needs improving on, that is possible as she she is relatively lightly raced compared to plenty of her rivals.
Drop in trip didn't help last time but still a maiden after 10 goes over fences and others preferred here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies|
Cucklington (4/1), Midnight Bliss (5/1), Day Of Roses (5/1), Cabragh (6/1), Robinroyale (13/2), Cap Horner (7/1), Megaboost (17/2), Invicta Lake (9/1)
- Midnight Bliss
- Day Of Roses
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