16:50 Newcastle Wed 20 February 2019
Found a seam of form for current connections around the turn of the year with a couple of third placed C&D efforts, including when finishing behind today's rival Chosen World; a shade below-par since.
Seven-race maiden for former handler James Tate; returns from a near four-month absence with a tongue-tie applied on debut for Iain Jardine (bought for £4,000 in December).
Has found her feet since returning to action in 2019 and seeks a C&D hat-trick; every chance that she's been let-off lightly with a 4lb rise for her latest win, with the runner-up winning since and the third Elixsoft running well here on Monday.
Exploited a falling mark when winning back-to-back C&D handicaps in late 2018 (Class 5 & 6); beaten just a head by Gentlemen off this revised mark over C&D latest, so should be there or thereabouts.
Beaten 3L (third) by Brockey Rise in a 7f Class 6 handicap at Wolverhampton in September when last in competitive action; a career best effort is required on his return from a five-month absence; 0-1 at Newcastle previously.
Modest strike-rate (1-17); back from a two-month break when finishing just under 5L third to Nisior Donn (on stable debut) over 7f at Dundalk latest; just a second ever runner for this trainer - mildly notable that it's in England.
4lb lower than when winning over C&D in November 2017 and feasible that he'll have his day again eventually. However, has plenty on with Chosen World on last-time out form and is probably surplus to requirements when seeking the winner.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N TinklerJ: Lewis Edmunds|
Chosen World (15/8), Annie Fior (3/1), Porrima (10/3), Insurplus (9/1), Christmas Night (10/1), Dirchill (12/1), Equidae (33/1), Mr Gent (N/A), Thunder Buddy (N/A), Thorntoun Lady (N/A), The King's Steed (N/A), Supreme Power (N/A), Tiercel (N/A)
- Chosen World
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