17:00 Lingfield Mon 25 March 2019
1-22 record on the Flat isn't exactly inspiring but was never-nearer eighth of 13 over C&D in November (beaten only 2½L) and eased 3lb by the assessor since. Poor over hurdles in January, cannot dismiss.
Gained breakthrough success over this trip at Chelmsford in January, arriving late on the scene for narrow success. Will likely require a sound pace to aim at and things to fall just right.
Mare won a seller over C&D in April 2016, making it 3-9 on the AW as she did, before embarking on a hurdles career which saw her win once in 11 attempts and mostly run well. Long absence to defy, but on a decent mark if fit to go.
Windsor winner in October over slightly further and has acquitted himself well in three AW starts this year without necessarily looking like winning. Can have place claims as mark slowly drops.
Won Nottingham apprentice race last summer over this trip, 2-27 career record now though. Second in weak three-runner event over 1m4f early this month amid prize money row, has failed to spark in two full-field C&D starts since.
Nine-time course winner and now 8lb lower than the last of them over this trip in June last year, has been the ultimate mixed bag in nine runs over the winter on AW surfaces, will have a chance if fancying the task.
Has won his previous two starts over this trip at Chelmsford and run good races over shorter trip at Wolverhampton between times. No reason he can't go well if handling this track with jockey-booking a positive (24% strike-rate around here).
14-race maiden in all codes and hasn't built on early promise. He wasn't disgraced at Kempton (1m2f, AW; 25-1) last month when close fourth, looking hard work in the process, and didn't back it up back there next time.
Losing run stretches back to July 2017, when landing a Brighton handicap off 55 over this trip. Dual purpose performer has been unable to get close enough from off the pace in two AW starts lately, including over C&D.
On a competitive mark but form regressed at the beginning of last year and refused to load back in March. Completely tailed off on reappearance and withdrawn at the start since, both at Kempton, and tough to have faith in for now.
Winner of a mile handicap at Leopardstown back in summer of 2015, struggled both on the Flat and over hurdles for various trainers since. Just two starts since joining Olly Murphy, including 9¼L Wolverhampton defeat last month on stable bow.
Mare is 0-10 on the AW and struggled over C&D in one previous try back in May 2017 as a 100-1 outsider. Has plummeted from a mark of 68 to this, on return from 463-day absence. Tough to fancy her chances still.
A record of 1-33 under rules speaks absolute volumes. Win came here over a mile in February 2016 (rated 62), but yet to strongly suggest a second success is imminent in six runs for new stable.
Last Year's Winner
|T: S C WilliamsJ: Miss S Brotherton|
Don't Do It (5/2), Tobacco Road (5/1), Orobas (7/1), Attain (7/1), Dove Mountain (15/2), Baasha (8/1), Don't Cry About It (9/1), Light Of Air (10/1), Clive Clifton (16/1), Vocal Heir (25/1), Khismet (33/1), Saga Sprint (66/1), Estibdaad (66/1)
- Don't Do It
- Light Of Air
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