14:50 Taunton Tue 19 March 2019
Made good progress and appreciated the drop back to an extended 2m to win in good style last time out; won with a bit in hand but now has a 7lb penalty to cope with too. Also up a couple of furlongs but still respected.
Short career has been punctuated with a series of reasonably long absences, which suggest the gelding may not be the most robust character. Needs to improve greatly upon his last two starts too.
Still a maiden but on a handy mark and latest run better than it looks on face value.. May be more to come and has gone well here in the past. Place claims if at his best.
Placed just once over hurdles so far and starts since joining his current yard have left a little to be desired. Others preferred.
Has a couple of decent effort to his name but wouldn't want the ground to be too soft. Still worth a betting check as he doesn't have too many miles on the clock.
It would be dangerous to read too much into a bold show from Birds Of Prey in the first race as this fellow was over 60l adrift of that rivals when they met here in December. Big improvement on that run is required.
Fair effort when last seen but, having been off since last March, hit fitness has to be taken on trust. Debuts for a new yard.
Went up 5lb for his recent win at Fontwell and made very little impression from the revised mark at Wincanton last month. Never won from a mark this high; career best required.
Not made notable progress in novice company so possible she's crept in under the radar for her handicap debut. Big improvement required on hurdles form to date.
Second over C&D twice lately and gone up 3lb without winning. Yard flying on the crest of a wave at present and likely there's still more to come from this fellow. Shortlisted with conditions to suit.
Very modest level of form achieved since she arrived on these shores from Ireland and not too difficult to assume others will readily take her measure.
Had wind surgery last October and been in reasonable form over fences since; and back on a very attractive mark if able to raise her game now she reverts to hurdles. Worth considering if the market suggest confidence abounds.
Had an unsuccessful spell out point-to-pointing before switching yards and returning to the professional ranks. Makes limited appeal having failed to complete in moderate races of late.
Went reasonably well here on her penultimate start (though has a bit to find with Dollnamix on that form) but finished tailed off latest and has plenty to find on balance here.
Last Year's Winner
Annie Bonny (5/2), Dollnamix (5/2), Coby Nine (8/1), Passing Oceans (8/1), Ted Bach (9/1), Triopas (10/1), Kalaskadesemilley (14/1), Agincourt Reef (14/1), Iron Horse (14/1), Shillingsworth (16/1), Adherence (20/1), Indian Harbour (25/1), Menapian (33/1), Bouggietopieces (40/1), Westerner Ocean (40/1), Broke Away (50/1)
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