17:45 Wolverhampton Sat 19 January 2019
Form looks in and out but he finished lame last time and 6f looked too far here three runs ago. Scored with some authority in between when suited to a fast run 5f. Regular rider on board and respected from a good draw.
Took advantage of a career low mark for a C&D success in November. Well held since and plenty to find with It's All A Joke on Lingfield running.
Gained due reward for his consistency last time to increase his track record to 5-14. Better at 6f and has never won off a mark above 70.
His best four runs out of his last ten have all come here so there is a good chance he will rebound from recent efforts. On the downside the drop to 5f could be an issue.
Five-time winner who goes well for this rider and has scored over C&D. Others look better treated and he has a bit to find with Rockies Spirit on running here in November.
Dual turf winner in the summer who has shaped well here in the past. Closely matched with It's All A Joke on latest form and respected under a capable young rider.
Hit a purple patch in the summer but not at her best during the colder months and looks held by It's All A Joke on last month's Lingfield run.
Four AW wins including two over C&D. Nicely weighted, but she has not looked a winner in waiting this winter and blinkers are applied to rectify that.
Had the race set up nicely for him over C&D last time when getting up on the line. In better company here from a tougher draw.
Closely matched with the topweight on Lingfield running, but that rival had plenty in hand and is better drawn here.
Made a bold bid from the front in weaker company last week and in danger of setting this race up for one of his rivals.
Last Year's Winner
A Sure Welcome (13/8), Katheefa (4/1), Becker (13/2), It's All A Joke (7/1), Golden Salute (10/1), Union Rose (16/1), Entertaining Ben (16/1), Brandy Station (16/1), Midnightly (20/1), Rockies Spirit (25/1), Look Surprised (33/1)
- It's All A Joke
- Look Surprised
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