18:30 Kempton Wed 16 January 2019
Over two years since last success and now 3lb below that winning mark. Entitled to have needed the run after last month's return from a 311-day absence and can't be discounted down in grade, however probably best watched.
Joined this yard for 16,000 gns having won three races for Bryan Smart and made an immediate impact with a strong win at Chelmsford in this grade. First run here and up 4lb but remains well handicapped and jockey booking notable.
Returned from an absence with a strong finish over this C&D and looked one to follow before a below-par run over 7f at Lingfield. Distance can't be solely blamed and while return here may help there are questions to answer.
Well beaten on only previous visit here and has lost his way on his last two starts for Adrian Wintle and on new stable debut. Drop in trip a positive but still 2lb higher than last winning mark and others look more reliable.
Has eased to a competitive mark and been racing to a consistent standard over various trips between 5f and 7f. This is a rise in grade however and likely to prove tougher. Declared here Tuesday.
Form last year took a severe nosedive but returned near to her best when a neck second over this C&D last time. Had been racing in slowly run races and got a good pace to aim at there and that's clearly the key. Can go well again.
Last Year's Winner
King Robert (15/8), Al Asef (2/1), Peggy's Angel (4/1), Doc Sportello (10/1), Bernie's Boy (11/1), Gold Hunter (25/1)
- Peggy's Angel
- King Robert
- Bernie's Boy
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