19:35 Nottingham Sat 20 April 2019
- Darren's 50th Birthday Celebration Classified Stakes (Class 6)
- 1m 2f 50y,
- 15 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Back on track with a win at Kempton last time in first-time headgear and a repeat of that performance should see her get competitive provided she's as effective on turf; leading player.
Won at Southwell last year but not so much encouragement in turf starts and form has tailed off. Needs to come on for his latest outing but gets a talented claimer taking off 5lb.
Shown nothing in four starts, beaten out of sight in maiden last time and hard to fancy on all known form.
Prolific, winning four times in 2017 achieving an official rating of 78 in the process but all recent starts have been completely devoid of encouragement from reduced handicap marks and looks a risky proposition at present.
Just one win from 35 starts on turf and not always the quickest away. Has barely beaten a rival home in recent starts but this is his easiest assignment for some time and not one to rule back if he can find some of his old ability.
Tailed off on every one of her five starts and very hard to make any case for her getting competitive in this.
Well beaten on each of his three runs and connections would have surely gone down the handicap route from a basement mark if they thought he was capable of winning this sort of contest.
Just one win from 36 starts but kept on relatively well despite missing the break badly at Kempton last time. First-time tongue-tie goes on and has each-way claims in a contest this moderate.
Has won two of her 39 starts and has been well below form on AW of late. Return to turf is a potential source of improvement so might be one to consider from an each-way perspective.
Yet to win in 12 starts, beaten out of sight on debut for this yard at Chelmsford earlier in the month; hard to fancy with that fresh in the memory.
Tailed off in three bumper starts and not much better since she's been campaigned on the Flat until some minor promise when fourth at Kempton last time. Needs to build on that here.
Beaten a long way on each of her five starts but should love this fast ground given her sire and this is probably a little easier than her more recent assignments; each-way squeak.
Well beaten on each of his four starts including two for this yard and widest draw no help to his cause here; others preferred.
Has had a wind operation since finishing well beaten over hurdles when last seen. Entitled to need this run and probably in need of a bit further on the Flat these days.
Winless in 15 starts but has been running okay in defeat lately, third of 13 at Kempton last time out when slow to leave the stalls; each-way chance if she can get away cleanly, despite having a bit to find on ratings.
Last Year's Winner
Ainne (11/4), Optima Petamus (10/3), Woggle (8/1), Puzzle Cache (8/1), Perceived (9/1), Amity Island (11/1), Pollyissimo (16/1), Bambajee (18/1), Turnbury (20/1), Noel (20/1), Cosmic Ray (20/1), Jack Of Diamonds (22/1), Telekinetic (28/1), The Wire Flyer (28/1), Late For The Sky (66/1), Blyton Lass (SP)
- Jack Of Diamonds
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