19:45 Kempton Tue 15 January 2019
Shaped better at Southwell and duly took advantage of falling mark when back to winning ways in gutsy style at Chelmsford. Remains on a good mark despite 6lb penalty and as a former C&D winner should be competitive again.
Now 5lb below last winning mark but second over this C&D came out of nowhere following a poor run of form. Well below that since and remains unconvincing.
Yet to add to his maiden success back in 2016 and although drop back a furlong will suit, he's struggled to make an impression in three starts for new yard. More required in change of headgear to be involved.
Former Aidan O'Brien inmate made a winning start for this yard but form has slipped in latest four starts. Dropping to a favourable mark but needs to show more.
Showed promise on his third start for Archie Watson before disappointing and then finishing tailed off on only start for Daniel Loughnane. Shrewd stable can improve imports so worth a market check following a lengthy absence.
Appeared to have plenty in hand when winning at Lingfield last month and with form off higher in the past, a 4lb rise shouldn't be an issue. Shaped well here previously and likely to go close.
10-race maiden ran his best race yet on his only previous visit here. Hasn't progressed since but not far away at Newcastle latest. Needs to find more for breakthrough win.
Has been hard to win with in the past but built on promise of third over 6f here when gaining a narrow success over this trip at Lingfield. Just 1lb higher and can be competitive but this is a tougher grade.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Baltic Prince||8||9-7||9/1||Full Result|
|T: A W CarrollJ: Rossa Ryan|
Six Strings (5/2), Storm Melody (7/2), Pearl Spectre (4/1), In The Red (11/2), Wilson (8/1), Mr Gent (12/1), Mount Wellington (16/1), Blue Candy (33/1)
- Pearl Spectre
- Storm Melody
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