17:55 Wolverhampton Mon 4 February 2019
Smart performer with wins at Listed level; even defied a mark of 108 in handicap company. Not seen since an uncharacteristically poor effort abroad over 1m in October. Lightly-raced on AW; has gone well fresh in the past; chance if stamina holds out.
Winner of this last year completing a hat-trick (made all); ran creditably after that mainly on turf. Back to form on New Year's Eve (1m AW handicap, Lingfield) running off his last winning mark; made all again, dangerous with soft lead.
Dropped in grade to gain his first win for this yard over C&D last time out (ridden more positively than his main rival); suited by the speed test the race provided. Third has won since to give the form some substance; needs the same scenario.
Third to Hathal on his penultimate start (needs to reverse that form on same terms); he has won since (produced a career best to win C&D handicap). Did get the run of the race there (soon clear); unlikely to get that same setup here.
Useful sort who has performed well in some tough handicaps winning one on his last start for his former yard over 1m at Ascot. Not quite up to speed in two AW runs for this yard although excuses could be found; not out of this on his course debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote|
Arcanada (7/4), Hathal (2/1), Boynton (2/1), Silver Quartz (4/1), Oh This Is Us (9/2), Michele Strogoff (25/1)
- Oh This Is Us
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