19:45 Kempton Wed 13 March 2019
Showed improved form in cheekpieces when going close here earlier in the month. Up 2lb for that, but has a decent draw and should again be capable of going close.
Was a close second here over C&D in November, which was just his second attempt in a handicap. Hasn't gone on from there, however, and needs to raise his game for a maiden success.
Has shown some ability, particularly on his second start at Wolverhampton (7f) in January. Gets in here on a feasible mark for his handicap debut, dropping back in trip for his first run after being gelded. Market check looks prudent.
Never threatened to win in five starts for James Tate and changed hands for £2,500 in December. Drops 3lb on stable debut, but looks best watched.
Sole win came over C&D in October, when 5lb lower. Has been consistent since then and looks to have each-way claims at the very least after a 1lb drop.
Consistent without yet winning, coming closest to doing so when visored for the first-time here (7f) last month. Has to prove he gets home over this far, having lost a couple of places late on at Wolverhampton two starts back, but not ruled out.
Came good at the eighth time of asking when the ready C&D winner of a 0-55 in a first-time visor last month. That was a improvement, and he gave the impression that there is more to come. Claims.
Scored over 1m1½f at Wolverhampton in December, when just 1lb lower. Held in all four starts since, and has not won from this mark or higher since 2016, so has questions to answer.
Big prices and well held in all three starts so far. Initial mark probably tough enough, so looks best watched.
Last Year's Winner
Lothario (3/1), Stand N Deliver (10/3), Baashiq (7/2), Silverturnstogold (7/1), Cold Fire (8/1), False Id (10/1), My Town Chicago (12/1), Socks And Shares (50/1), Imminent Approach (66/1)
- Cold Fire
- Stand N Deliver
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