16:40 Wolverhampton Fri 1 February 2019
7f Kempton winner arrives in good form after back-to-back seconds, the most recent when running on well here over 1f shorter. Longer trip therefore looks a bonus and rates a leading contender.
Showed little in three novice/maiden events before recent 7L fifth on handicap debut under very forceful tactics. Better possible if able to get easy lead or dropped in but others have more compelling claims.
Showed very little over sprint distances and completely tailed off here when upped to 1m½f most recently. Given time since but hard to rate with any real confidence.
Not really progressed as might be hoped but latest midfield effort at Lingfield more like it and breeding offers plenty of optimism now upped in trip so well worth considering here.
Nine-race maiden made little impact for Sylvester Kirk and was beaten 15L into 12th of 14 on debut for this yard at Southwell. Hard to be confident.
1lb better off with Precision Prince who he was fourth behind when that rival finished second here last time out over 1f shorter. May be better suited by this trip but rival likewise so although respected he rates more a place prospect.
Not remotely competitive in three maiden/novice contests with the most recent a 17L last of 13 at Newcastle. Relative inexperience only cause for hope.
Big improvement latest when second here over 7f on first start as a three-year-old. Same mark here so has claims if staying this longer trip and given dam won over 1m4f that entirely possible.
Switch to handicapping latest helped as he was a never nearer fifth over C&D beaten just 2½L. That form not far from the required level here and perhaps he's now ready to improve so well worth consideration.
Beaten 11L, 23L and 26L respectively in three races, the most recent over C&D. First handicap here but hard to fancy.
Last Year's Winner
Precision Prince (9/4), Greyzee (9/4), Macs Blessings (6/1), Bonneville (9/1), Pot Luck (10/1), Comeonfeeltheforce (10/1), Mr Fox (16/1), Gate City (20/1), Symphony (33/1), Made In Lewisham (33/1), Midnite Rendezvous (66/1)
- Precision Prince
- Macs Blessings
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