16:45 Lingfield Fri 19 April 2019
Group 3 winner at Newcastle last year and bounced back to form after a slightly disappointing spell in Meydan with a Listed win at Wolverhampton last time. Shaped like he might appreciate this extra furlong that day and not one to underestimate.
In behind Above The Rest at Wolverhampton last time out and he's been inconsistent since an excellent winter last year. Disappointed in last year's renewal of this and needs an uncontested lead to be see to best effect, not likely here.
Third behind Above The Rest at Wolverhampton last month and built on that with a win here over 7f next time. Disappointed when odds on at Kempton last time but better than that; wide draw not ideal for his usual front-running tactics.
Course winner (7f) in December and couldn't have been more impressive when bolting up by 7L next time out. Behind several of these in Listed class at Wolverhampton next time though and needs to resume progress if he's to be considered a player here.
Just one win from 10 starts and that came as a juvenile in 2017. His attitude in a finish starting to come in to question having finished runner-up for the third time in four starts last time having looked like the winner and this is tougher.
Best effort in France came when runner-up in a Listed race at Deauville and may come on for his latest start when runner-up at Chantilly. Needs a career best but has an each-way squeak if he can find improvement.
Has won four of his five starts on AW and got the better of a useful yardstick at Newcastle last time out, recording a hat-trick following two 7f course wins. This is more competitive and wide draw won't help.
C&D winner who won with a bit in hand here in February. Disappointed when behind several of these in a Listed race at Wolverhampton last time but there's no doubt he's better than that and just about sets the standard here.
Generally consistent, despite putting in a below par run last time out here when never involved. Career best came in Listed company on AW but even a reproduction of that form from 2017 leaves him needing more.
Won twice on turf for Hugo Palmer but hasn't shown enough in five starts for this yard to be a consideration here. Has plenty to find on form; wears first-time cheekpieces.
Won in Listed company on AW when trained in France and has some useful AW form. He was a bit below par last time out at Newcastle but the step back up in trip would suit and he has each-way claims from a nice draw.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Lucky Team||6||9-5||40/1||Full Result|
|T: Joel BoisnardJ: T Bachelot|
Indyco (4/1), Oh This Is Us (5/1), Keyser Soze (5/1), Documenting (5/1), Arcanada (6/1), Glendevon (8/1), Straight Right (8/1), Cardsharp (8/1), Above The Rest (16/1), Salateen (33/1), Silver Quartz (33/1)
- Oh This Is Us
- Above The Rest
- Straight Right
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