18:45 Newcastle Fri 15 February 2019
Has competed over C&D on three most recent outings and the latest of them saw him finish last of eight. Down another 2lb, but has to take a big step forward for last year's winning stable.
Several commendable efforts without being able to get his head in front and the latest of them, over 5f at this track, saw him finish third of 10 over 5f. Down 1lb and is worth considering back up in distance.
Bits of form since joining this yard from Richard Hannon, but not enough to get excited about. Rating continues to slide and hopes probably rest on first-time cheekpieces having a positive effect.
Landed a C&D novice contest in good style last month, but failed to back that up over 7f at Wolverhampton. Handicap debut back at the scene of his victory and may well be good enough.
Won three times for Michael Wigham in December and January, but first run for current trainer saw him finish only seventh of eight over C&D. Can do better, but needs to do so.
Scored over C&D in November and has gone close a couple of time since. May be a little high in the weights, but his solid course form makes him difficult to rule out.
Visored for the first time when scoring by a neck over C&D last month. No surprise to see the headgear retained and he can figure again off 2lb higher.
Last Year's Winner
|11||Oriental Lilly||4||8-12||7/2||Full Result|
|T: J S GoldieJ: Phil Dennis|
Epeius (10/3), Jack The Truth (7/2), Lucky Lodge (9/2), Tommy G (9/2), Dawn Delight (9/2), Princely (10/1), Deeds Not Words (40/1)
- Dawn Delight
- Lucky Lodge
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