19:30 Newcastle Mon 18 February 2019
An admirable gelding who is a winner of 23 of his 92 races (15-59 on AW); has mopped up in this grade since joining Archie Watson in early 2018 and is top-rated of this quintet; 0-2 at Newcastle.
Veteran (16-87 on the AW); has kept poor form this winter and looks to be reaching the final stages of his racing career; masses to find with Captain Lars (and others) at the weights.
Often blots his copybook with a tardy start as was the case when finishing 4L fourth to The Grove in a Wolverhampton seller (7f) latest; worth another try at Newcastle (0-1 for Roger Fell previously).
Class 4 handicap winner for Simon Crisford at Yarmouth in August 2017 (5f, soft) and sold later that year for £7,500; has failed to beat a single rival in two starts for this trainer; risky dropped in grade.
Beaten ½L by Snazzy on debut over C&D on Good Friday 2018 (Conditions Stakes) and has run reasonably on both subsequent starts on turf - beaten at odds-on at Redcar in September; every chance eased in grade in receipt of weight.
Last Year's Winner
Captain Lars (1/1), Harperelle (13/8), Zapper Cass (9/2), Discreet Hero (20/1), Roy's Legacy (80/1)
- Captain Lars
- Zapper Cass
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