16:10 Chelmsford City Thu 11 April 2019
Sole success in 17 starts came over 7f as a two-year-old. Appeared to be running into form from his reduced mark until a below-part effort at Kempton last month, although he lost his chance when hampered at the start, and can't be dismissed.
Best effort for Alessandro Botti when third in G3 Premio Parioli Italian Guineas), but failed to repeat that for current yard despite flashes of form. Gelded since last season, and tried in a hood now.
Won a Lingfield claimer last month, and better form when close second in a 7f Kempton handicap last time. Claims on that effort, but vulnerable to less exposed rivals.
Won off 3lb lower at Ascot (7f) last summer, and had excuses on next two starts, but ran poorly at Newmarket in September. Has a solid profile on all-weather, and no surprise to see him back on track.
Only defeat in seven starts this year came on Fibresand, and he quickened smartly to win a slowly-run 1m handicap here last time. Still thriving, but a slight concern that he cuts back to 7f here.
Runner-up over 1m here last month, and best forgiven his latest run behind Lion Hearted as he didn't get the run of things in a messy race, Can get closer now, but all his wins have come over 1m, and this shorter trip isn't ideal.
On a lengthy losing run, and that is beginning to look like more than bad luck. Below best at Chester in September, and needs everything to drop right even if he is fully tuned-up.
Won a C&D handicap off a 1lb lower mark last summer, and has generally run respectably since, albeit without looking like adding to his tally. Needs to find his best form, but did win on last year's return, so can clearly go well fresh.
Last Year's Winner
Quick Breath (5/2), Lion Hearted (3/1), Unforgiving Minute (5/1), Samphire Coast (8/1), Ultimate Avenue (9/1), Magical Effect (9/1), Pettifogger (10/1), Perfect Hustler (14/1), Waqaas (20/1)
- Perfect Hustler
- Lion Hearted
- Quick Breath
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