16:50 Kempton Sat 20 April 2019
- Racing TV Queen's Prize Handicap (Class 2)
- 1m 7f 218y,
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Polytrack
One of the success stories of last season winning six of his seven starts from 1m2f to 2m and rising 28lb in the process. Two wins on the AW in 2017.
Stumbled and pulled up at halfway on last run for Aidan O'Brien and sold for 90,000 gns since. Just the four career starts, winning the first two, and market should give a guide.
Back to form at Newcastle last time but that was a slowly run contest and the form may be misleading. Hasn't been at his best on three previous visits.
Sprang a 50/1 shock in this race last year and returned to that form when winning again over C&D when last seen in February. Still gets to run off 1lb lower mark than last year and looks sure to be a major player.
Improved last season as stamina was drawn out culminating in a second to What A Welcome on first attempt at this trip. Yet to race on this surface but if coping, could play a part.
7lb higher than his win over 1m4f here in October. Can come on for reappearance but has tyo prove he stays on first try beyond 1m5f.
Form has taken off since switched to this surface and bolted up at Lingfield on first attempt at 2m. 11lb rise in better race now but if in the same form has to be respected.
Showed nothing in three hurdle runs since returning to this trainer but yard's flat runners are in good form and should prefer getting back to this sphere.
Frustrating maiden last season beaten at short odds last four runs. Gelded since last seen and type to benefit from that operation and step up to 2m for in-form yard also in his favour.
Landed Salisbury maiden on second start but didn't go on from that and needs to improve for gelding operation since last seen.
Lots of course from down the years but sole win in last 22 starts was in August and still above that mark so will to improve to be a contender here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: S DurackJ: S W Kelly|
Never Surrender (4/1), What A Welcome (5/1), Cayirli (6/1), Sharja Silk (6/1), Eden Rose (8/1), Fibonacci (10/1), Cosmelli (10/1), Polish (10/1), Cliffs Of Dooneen (10/1), Archimento (14/1), Gavlar (25/1)
- Eden Rose
- Sharja Silk
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