19:45 Chelmsford City Wed 20 February 2019
Had looked to be just ticking over prior to his 7f Wolverhampton win for which he was well supported; all out to hold on though. Subsequently sold in February (11,000 guineas); first run for new yard off a 2lb higher mark.
Course winner (6f) under today's pilot off a 5lb lower mark in November, making use of a much reduced mark. Failed to build on that run in two subsequent starts off higher marks; hopes now pinned on being suited by a new trip (1m).
Front-runner who shaped better than his finishing position (penultimate start) after a slow start forced a change of tactics. Failed to build on that run last time but that did come in a better grade; interesting in this 0-70 pay grade.
Dual course winner (7f); last successful here in January (first start for this yard) producing a career best. Backed on that run without winning when fourth in a 0-80 handicap last time, kept on well after a patient ride; tries a new trip.
Ran well off a long break; looked to be set up for a handicap next time out at Wolverhampton (6f). Never really fired on that outing and ran no sort of race last time upped to 7f; now given a try at 1m off a falling mark (has looked best at 7f).
Thriving towards the end of 2018 including winning over C&D off a 2lb lower mark in November he's come back with two very poor efforts over C&D off a break. Cheekpieces return in an effort to help; does run for an in-form yard.
Ran with credit here on his last start over 2f further (beaten by a stronger stayer) in his bid for a hat-trick after scoring twice at Wolverhampton. Up 4lb from his defeat last time but still capable off this mark in his current vein of form.
Lightly-raced sort who showed up well on his second handicap start (Redcar, 1m2f); now makes his AW debut after a break. May be better suited by this trip if he takes to the surface making his debut for a new yard; market informative.
Hasn't really sparkled since his wind surgery in three AW outings over 7f and now tries a different surface stepping up to 1m. Headgear worn the last twice (retained here) doesn't really appear to have brought about any improvement.
Runs from just out of the handicap with the losing runs starting to build although she did show some promise over this C&D last time in a much lower grade. Faces a tougher task here though in a bid to break the losing streak.
Last Year's Winner
Zorawar (13/8), Harbour Vision (5/1), Channel Packet (7/1), Miracle Garden (7/1), Evening Attire (8/1), Dream Mount (10/1), The Special One (20/1), Tundra (20/1), The British Lion (25/1), Tebay (25/1)
- Harbour Vision
- Evening Attire
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