16:50 Kempton Mon 13 May 2019
Swiftly backed up a fast-ground Wincanton win (1m7½f) when justifying favouritism over C&D in November; below-par at Market Rasen thereafter, but more like it in a competitive Class 3 handicap at Ayr latest (third to Theatre Legend); chance.
8lb higher than when winning at Worcester (2m, good) in July 2018; wasn't quite seeing out his races when last in competitive action (not running badly by any means); a shade more is required off a 136-day absence.
Hopefully for his connections returns fresh from a 155-day absence following a tame effort at Huntingdon in December; 4lb higher than when making all to beat Rocket Ronnie by 1¼L over C&D immediately prior.
Form has tailed off significantly since leaving the care of Paul Nicholls; no signs of wind surgery having the desired effect just yet; handicap mark in free-fall.
Back to winning ways when smoothly taking a CJ's handicap over C&D (2m, good to firm) 18-days ago; relishes these conditions and a subsequent 3lb rise looks to be fairly lenient; was beaten 7+L by today's rival Blushing Red over C&D (Nov 2018).
Four-time winner for Nick Williams (2m-2m2½f); poor form since joining this trainer for £5,000 in December 2018; masses to find with Tidal Watch based upon recent C&D evidence.
Remains a maiden over hurdles (0-10) but has knocked at the door either side of being outclassed in a 1m6f Listed Flat contest at Nottingham; 3lb higher than when beaten less than 1L by Sid Hoodie at Fakenham (2m, good to firm).
Versatile in terms of underfoot conditions as shown when beating Bolister by 2½L at Plumpton (2m, soft) on his penultimate start; not so strong off this mark at Fontwell next time; likely to find others with more speed at 2m on a sound surface.
Last Year's Winner
|Level Of Intensity||4||11-0||20/1|
|T: N J HawkeJ: S Bowen|
Tidal Watch (7/4), Haafapiece (4/1), Fairway Freddy (9/2), Blushing Red (5/1), Ravenous (11/2), King Muro (20/1), Cabernet D'Alene (66/1), Red Hanrahan (80/1)
- Tidal Watch
- Fairway Freddy
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