20:30 Southwell Thu 14 March 2019
Only one C&D win to his name but he can claim five other course wins. Has been running well of late on other AW surfaces but has to of interest returned here off a mark 11lb below his last winning one especially dropped in grade.
Offered little in an abortive hurdles outing last time; has shown up well here winning twice over C&D. Ran with credit when last seen over C&D (race working out well); should be competitive off this sort of mark if the hurdles run hasn't left a mark.
Has been making hay on other synthetic surfaces (mainly Tapeta) since proving a good purchase for this yard; 5-5 for them. Off the same mark (72) as his last win (first win off 45) but now has to prove he can act on Fibresand; big chance if he can.
Yet to win a race (limited opportunities) but already onto his third yard; showed that he acted on this surface on his first run for his current stable. Hasn't quite been able to back that run up though, although a return here gives some hope.
Won a decent (0-85) handicap when with Karl Burke back in 2017 on debut for that yard over 1m4f but showed little for the most part after that. Showed nothing on her first run for this yard, now back from another break on a new surface; best watched.
Fair handicapper on turf but 0-5 on the AW and never run on this surface; pedigree gives some hope that he will act on it. Usually needs a run or two to get him going so likely to need this to blow the cobwebs away.
Last win came in a C&D claimer around 14 months ago (three-time C&D winner); hasn't shown much of late though. Soon under pressure last time and despite the good mark that he's fallen to he looks out of sorts.
Like a few in this he has plenty of course form to his name and winning form at that but he's another who is struggling to find feet at the moment. Slid down to a decent mark but needs to show something before he can be used as a betting proposition.
Yet to tackle this surface he only has a Chelmsford maiden win to his name some time ago over 7f. Shaped with some promise on his first outing for this yard but isn't the most consistent; given a stiff task when last seen at Dundalk.
A fall in the weights and a step up to 1m proved to be the catalysts for a much needed win last time having gone a long time since troubling the judge. Has some creditable efforts to his name on Fibresand (inc C&D win); tackles stronger company now.
Last Year's Winner
Lion Hearted (1/1), Hammer Gun (11/4), Tagur (8/1), Tum Tum (12/1), Baron Run (14/1), Pearl Spectre (14/1), Beverley Bullet (22/1), Muqarred (25/1), Satisfy (28/1), Annie Fior (33/1), Zaeem (66/1)
- Hammer Gun
- Baron Run
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