17:00 Wolverhampton Tue 5 March 2019
Still 7lb higher than sole winning mark which came over 5f but has stayed this distance well in the past. Others arguably better handicapped but may have more to offer back up in trip.
Posted back-to-back wins in December but remains 4lb higher than last C&D win and needs to leave two poor runs behind. Others preferred.
Sole win in Ireland came in a claimer over 1m2.5f and likely to find things happening too fast over this trip on stable debut and first run since October.
C&D winner is now 20lb below last winning mark in April 2018. Only beaten a length latest when slowly away in what was a marked improvement on recent form. Could be involved if building on that.
Out of form in latest two runs at the end of last year for Jose Santos and best watched on stable debut with drop in trip a likely negative.
Likely to have needed his first run following wind surgery and a 219-days absence and down to an attractive looking mark. A better run could be on the cards and market support would be interesting.
Infrequent winner but down to a good mark and not beaten far on last three starts following wind surgery. Could be involved on that form but previous three visits here raises a query.
Twice a winner off 5lb lower at Lingfield in January but has won over this C&D off 1lb higher this time last year. Continues to hold his form and likely to go well again.
Gained an overdue career win 10 when taking advantage of reduced mark over this C&D. Below that here from a wide draw last month but now well drawn to attack and could bounce back.
Remains a maiden following 21 starts but left three poor runs for new yard behind when an improved second in a good race for this grade over the C&D. On a good mark and can go close.
Yet to score in 20 starts on the AW and was out of form when last seen in October. Best watched on return from an absence.
Ran up a sequence of good efforts for Clifford Lines and posted another similar effort on stable debut. Has pace to handle the drop in distance and well handicapped on old form.
Irish raider left a poor run of form behind with a fourth over 7f here following a short break. Has won over this distance and has to be respected from a good draw.
Last Year's Winner
Fareeq (7/2), Catapult (6/1), Tavener (6/1), Astraea (6/1), Admiral Rooke (7/1), Brockey Rise (8/1), Milton Road (10/1), Indian Affair (10/1), Peachey Carnehan (12/1), Seanie (20/1), Formiga (40/1), Jessie Allan (66/1), Dragon Girl (100/1)
- Admiral Rooke
- Brockey Rise