19:00 Southwell Thu 14 March 2019
Three-time C&D winner who has some very creditable recent form to his name; ran well in a much stronger race last time. Needs a decent pace to run at though but won't mind being back at 5f; visor back on, player in this.
Easy to back on his first run for this yard after leaving Chris Dwyer (may well have needed the run). May well appreciate the return to 5f with blinkers back on; has won twice over C&D, low draw not ideal.
Often slowly away and a rather enigmatic character, who is capable on his day, has won over C&D. Yet to back up his win here in December of late and looked a very hard ride last time, needs handling with caution.
Only beat one home on his sole try over C&D and was below his best when last seen unable to follow up a win from his previous start (not seen to best effect). This looks as though it may be a pipe opener for the new turf Flat season.
C&D winner who has remained in good form since that win in two further AW runs (one over C&D). Got caught further back than ideal last time and remains more than capable off this mark; one for the shortlist.
Three runs on this surface and performed with credit on each occasion; finished a sound third back in headgear (removed now) to Classic Pursuit when last seen. That last run really proved that he could win on Fibresand; looks competitive off a break.
Rather quirky sort who looks to have put his foibles behind him for now and gained his first handicap win last time over 6f here. Equally at home over either sprint trip here this mark does ask a little more of him; may fall short now.
Ran poorly on the Tapeta at Newcastle last time when returning from a break and others have better form on this surface. Slipped back below his last winning mark but others present more persuasive cases on this surface.
One previous outing here was rather unimpressive but he's burst into life since then on Tapeta which appear to suit as well as the drop back to 5f. Suited by the way the race developed last time (chased strong pace); has to prove himself here.
Very creditable second here last time when chasing home Point Zero over 6f on her first run for this yard; first AW run overall. Now back at the minimum trip this may prove a little sharp and she needs to find a touch more progress.
C&D winner who was just touched off here earlier in the week (strong in the betting under a penalty). Probably should have won that (travelled like the best horse); very at home on this surface; another bold show on the horizon.
Can be an awkward customer who has been known to blow the start and did so last time, losing all chance. Has won over C&D, but clearly a perilous proposition at the moment and faces some in-form types here; not recommended.
Dual C&D winner scoring back-to-back victories here either side of the New Year; failed to complete the hat-trick in a higher grade over C&D (solid run; finished third). Disappointed last time at Newcastle and will appreciate a return to Fibresand.
Last Year's Winner
Warrior's Valley (9/4), Something Lucky (6/1), Crosse Fire (7/1), Eternal Sun (8/1), Mininggold (9/1), Tathmeen (9/1), Arzaak (10/1), Granny Roz (14/1), Classic Pursuit (18/1), Dapper Man (20/1), Point Zero (20/1), Samovar (25/1), Casterbridge (25/1), Desert Ace (50/1)
- Eternal Sun
- Warrior's Valley
- Something Lucky
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