14:00 Chepstow Tue 14 May 2019
Last win came in a Listed race in France almost two years ago but has been in decline since then; now on a handy mark in comparison but plenty to prove on debut for another new yard.
Enjoyed a profitable spell last season and still possible he has more to offer. Versatile regarding the ground too, worth bearing in mind.
Dropped to a handy mark but form has taken a dip; needs to bounce back from a handful of moderate performances.
Hints of a return to form in his last two starts and should cope with the step up in trip. Has a choice of entries this week so noteworthy he comes here. One to monitor closely in the betting.
Won on his handicap debut on the AW last summer but didn't make much progress after. Off since October and needs to improve upon past form on turf.
8lb below her last winning mark but form under both codes has been mixed; returns from a break since January and has a bit to prove now.
Won on good to soft ground at Ayr last October but below par in two starts for her current yard since. Needs to up her game now.
C&D winner from a 4lb lower mark last August and feasible to suggest she's still got room to move from her current mark. The return to turf is in her favour, one to consider.
Held her form well since winning on the AW in December; interesting that she's being kept busy after a solid effort at Lingfield on Saturday and suited by the drop in trip. High on the shortlist.
Gained his first win on turf when scoring at Brighton at the end of last month. 3lb higher and needs to prove he can hold his form but still has to be respected.
Won on first attempt over a mile with a gutsy display at Kempton last month but held off this mark back on turf last time. Has a bit to prove.
Won on his final start last winter but was brushed aside on seasonal debut at Salisbury last month. Needs to bounce back.
Was a surprise winner over C&D last May but been inconsistent since. Dropped to a handy enough mark but needs prove he can stop the rot.
Reasonable effort on seasonal return last time but no easy task from out of the weights and needs to prove the drop in trip suits these days.
Last Year's Winner
|13||Happy Escape||4||9-6||10/1||Full Result|
|T: N P MulhollandJ: T J Murphy|
Dashing Poet (2/1), Sir Roderic (3/1), Waqt (11/2), Fortune And Glory (10/1), Kyllachys Tale (12/1), Zapateado (12/1), Milan Reef (12/1), Geranium (14/1), Descendant (14/1), De Bruyne Horse (20/1), Takeonefortheteam (25/1), Less Of That (25/1), Connaught Ranger (25/1), Edge (33/1), Tally's Son (33/1), Bob's Girl (66/1)
- Dashing Poet
- Sir Roderic
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