17:30 Wolverhampton Wed 20 February 2019
15 race maiden has finished well beaten in two Flat starts since and three hurdles since joining this stable. Probably best watched at present.
12 race maiden ran a decent race to finish 2L fourth in a 6f handicap at Newcastle last month when returning from a break. Previously finished runner-up in a first time visor here in July last year. One to note in this contest.
Wore blinkers (retained since) for the first time when winning over 5f here a month ago. Good fourth over the same trip at Chelmsford subsequently and is of interest in this contest.
Winner over 5f here in the past and ran well when finishing a close fourth over this trip at Kempton on her penultimate start. Never involved over the same C&D last time out however and drawn wide on this occasion.
Built on a promising return to action when taking a 6f classified contest by a neck on standard-to-slow going at Newcastle earlier this month. Looking for his first course success returning to handicap company.
Sole success came in a soft ground 6f claimer at Lingfield in July 2017. Struggled in two starts for this yard and others hold stronger claims.
Winner of eight of his 76 starts and has run some good races in defeat in recent times. Beaten ¾L when third in a 6f handicap at Kempton a month ago but has a wide draw to overcome this time.
Maiden after 13 starts and has finished held in two starts since finishing 2L third in a C&D handicap in December. Needs to return to form to figure on this occasion.
Respectable efforts on all three starts for this stable most recently when 8¼L fourth in first time cheekpieces (retained) over 7f at Kempton last month. Return to this trip is in his favour.
13 race maiden and finished well held in handicaps over 1m the last twice. Beaten 12½L at Newcastle on her most recent start and others hold stronger claims down in trip.
22 race maiden ran well when third in a 7f handicap at Lingfield at the end of December. Decent fourth over this trip at Southwell subsequently and excuses having been hampered when finishing held at Kempton last time out.
Admirable veteran finished a decent fourth in a 6f handicap at Kempton on his penultimate outing. Disappointed there subsequently and is vulnerable to younger rivals.
Promising sixth in a 6f handicap at Kempton last month when returning from a break. Races off a mark 6lb lower than for his most recent success and is of interest if building on that latest effort.
Last Year's Winner
Soldier Blue (9/4), Kavora (6/1), Picks Pinta (13/2), Alligator (9/1), Marble Bar (9/1), Fairway To Heaven (10/1), Foxy Boy (12/1), Storm Lightning (22/1), Isabella Ruby (22/1), Compton Prince (25/1), Burauq (28/1), Toolatetodelegate (50/1), Atalanta Queen (50/1)
- Soldier Blue
- Storm Lightning
- Picks Pinta
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