18:30 Dundalk Fri 15 February 2019
One from 10 starts over C&D hitting the frame on a further two occasions. Well held over a longer trip last month beaten 6L over 1m2½f. Liable to find a couple stronger here.
Modest 67-rated handicapper for trainer James Eustace and well beaten on first start for current connections over 6f in November. Well held earlier this month here over 7f and best watched on step up to this trip.
Showed signs of ability in first three starts and duly stepped up on that when a close third on handicap debut over this C&D in November. Appears to be on a favourable mark following another solid run over the same combination in December.
C&D winner of one of his seven attempts back in November off a 6lb lower mark. Has continued to run well in defeat including earlier this month when finishing 1¼L behind Gougane Barra. Another bold show looks likely.
Winner of three of his 15 starts over C&D and is now 6lb lower than last winning mark. Worthy of consideration with the yard boasting a consistent win and place strike rate at this venue in mid February since 2016.
Four wins from 23 starts here but the last of those wins came seven years ago. Popular veteran likely to struggle here.
Without a win in six starts at this venue though has hit the frame on a couple of occasions. Needs to improve on even her best form to take a hand on return to action.
Sole win to date came in a 1m2½f handicap here in November off a 7lb lower mark. Beaten since but ran well in defeat over C&D last month. Strong place claims in this grade.
Winner of three of his 14 starts over C&D with the last of those wins coming in March off an 8lb higher mark. Ran well in defeat here last month but more needed in this company.
Rated 93 in his pomp but has struggled alarmingly in five starts for current connections since May. Hints of a return to form here earlier this month but on balance probably has something to find in this contest.
Without a win in eight starts over C&D but has hit the frame on a couple of occasions. Not beaten far here last month and worth a market check on stable debut.
Two from 16 over C&D and, although running well in defeat of late - bar last run over 7f - is liable to find one or two better handicapped sorts lurking on the card.
Maiden in six for trainer Martyn Meade and seven in the care of Mick Appleby. Even her best form would leave her short of what is required here.
Eight starts without a win here over C&D hitting the frame on three further occasions. Possibly best watched unless the market indicates otherwise.
First Reserve: Not won for over 18 months but was running off a mark of 79 at his best. Hard to make a case for him on form to hand.
Last Year's Winner
Crossingoz (7/2), Voyageofdiscovery (9/2), Lappet (5/1), Beau Satchel (7/1), Mulzamm (8/1), Seeking Truth (8/1), Lady Rosebud (12/1), Yourartisonfire (12/1), Queluz (12/1), Fox Dream (16/1), Blue Whisper (20/1), Three Majors (25/1), An Saighdiur (25/1), Fivehundredmiles (33/1), Langham (50/1)
Next Race Off
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Archie Perkins can claim his third win of the year, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race on Tuesday.
Ryan Moore is fancied to be among the winner aboard Nicklaus at Salisbury on Wednesday.