14:25 Southwell Thu 21 February 2019
Maiden after eight starts, three of them on the AW. Back from a break when fourth of nine at Wolverhampton earlier this month and is 1lb lower. First attempt on Fibresand.
Only AW came on this surface when succcessful over 7f in August. Has run well to be placed at this track on last two starts, but his mark has barely changed and he needs a little extra if he is to get his head in front.
C&D winner in December and went close next time at Kempton. Favourite when well held off 1lb higher at Newcastle last month and return to this surface looks a good move.
Poor run at Newcastle two starts ago, but has performed well at this course either side of that display. Those runs were over 7f and he steps up in trip as he attempts to break his AW duck.
Scored over 7f at this track last August, but nine more visits have failed to yield another win. Favourite when only seventh of 10 over C&D off 1lb higher earlier this month and needs to find more.
No wins from six starts, but hinted at ability before disappointing when weak in the betting at Kempton last time. Down 5lb and has first crack on this surface so not one to write off just yet.
Only AW success was achieved at Chelmsford and latest turf and AW displays have been underwhelming. Revival needed, but at least handicap mark continues to fall.
Maiden after 18 starts, but has shown ability on the AW including when second of 10 over C&D earlier this month with Bee Machine in third and Break The Silence further behind. In the mix if able to replicate that display.
Still looking for a first success after 27 attempts, 14 of them on the AW. Bits and pieces of form at Chelmsford in the summer, but has a lot to prove on Fibresand after a spell on the sidelines.
Maiden after 27 runs, but went mighty close when beaten a head into second at Wolverhampton at the beginning of the month. Up 1lb, but acts on this surface and has to be considered even though lack of wins is a big concern.
Two fair efforts in handicap company at Wolverhampton, latterly when a neck second off 2lb lower mark. Relatively unexposed and makes plenty of appeal on the assumption he will adapt to this surface.
Unplaced in six starts, three of them on the AW, but was not disgraced when fifth of 10 in a first-time visor over 7f at this track earlier this month. Up in trip off 2lb lower mark with the headgear retained so is one of the more interesting ones.
Irish import who was making his handicap/stable debut when fair fifth of 12 at Wolverhampton last month. Well backed that day, runs off the same mark and is one to keep an eye on switched to Fibresand.
Unplaced in seven attempts and was well behind Greyzee at Wolverhampton on latest outing. Hopes pinned on first-time blinkers having a positive effect.
Last Year's Winner
Greyzee (3/1), Act Of Magic (4/1), Trouble Shooter (17/2), Baron Run (12/1), Break The Silence (12/1), Going Native (12/1), Bee Machine (12/1), Compass Point (14/1), Molten Lava (14/1), Foxrush Take Time (18/1), Cash N Carrie (20/1), Iberica Road (22/1), Ronni Layne (66/1), Made In Lewisham (66/1)
- Molten Lava
- Foxrush Take Time
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