14:30 Market Rasen Wed 20 March 2019
Evidently has proved well suited by the combination of soft ground, blinkers and a return to the minimum trip in winning two races already this month (Sandown & Huntingdon); those form-lines appear solid; very tough to beat under a 7lb penalty.
Placed on three occasions in bumpers but has disappointed over hurdles so far (generally failing to see out his races); drops back in trip; best chance if allowed to bowl along in front around this sharp track.
Consistent nine-race maiden; best suited by a sound surface (good) as again shown when beaten 4¼L (third) by Benny In Milan at Southwell (2m4f, good) on his penultimate start; holds an outside place claim.
0-3 over hurdles for Steve Gollings in late 2017/early 2018; badly out of form on the Flat over the past 12 months or so; very unlikely that he'll be capable of any better on his third start for Derek Shaw; confidently look elsewhere.
Four-time Flat winner; successful over an extended 1m7f in a novice hurdle at Musselburgh (soft) 14-months ago, yet still unable to kick-on from that success; lost her place from three out when pulled up over C&D in December.
In the mix off this kind of mark at Kelso (2m2f, good) and Wetherby (2m, good) on his last couple of starts; still seeking a first success over obstacles (0-6); place prospects most likely once more.
Three-time course winner (2m-2m2f+) who handles most conditions; 2lb higher than when finishing runner-up to Oregon Gold over an extended 2m2f here (soft) on his penultimate start on Boxing Day.
Mare who struggles to win races (1-22 over hurdles) but has been running consistently well in defeat of late; always prominent until headed close home at Taunton (2m, good to soft) just nine-days ago; should remain competitive.
Runner-up in a Bangor bumper on debut in April 2018; disappointing over hurdles so far (at 2m); all hopes pinned on the switch to handicap company (debut) proving beneficial; difficult to consider with any degree of confidence.
Last Year's Winner
|The Blue Bomber||6||10-12||5/1|
|T: C FryerJ: Fergus Gregory|
Shanroe Tic Tec (5/4), Dew Pond (3/1), Generous Jack (11/2), Micras (9/1), Delirious Love (10/1), Go As You Please (12/1), Mythical Prince (14/1), Bowie (14/1), Toboggan's Fire (22/1), Eurato (100/1)
- Shanroe Tic Tec
- Dew Pond
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