15:45 Yarmouth Wed 15 May 2019
Lightly-raced sort who showed himself a much improved performer after a wind op on handicap debut over a trip (7f) that would be short of his optimum on pedigree. No surprise to see him stepped up 3f in distance for his turf debut off the same mark.
Brought back down in trip and off a break he bounced back to his best with a win under the today's apprentice at Wolverhampton (1m4f). Won with plenty in hand but now has to cope with a return to turf/2f drop in trip under a 4lb penalty.
Modest form in three starts so far in maidens/minor event (still inexperienced last start). Returns from a winter break having been gelded to make his handicap debut; blinkers back on and down 2f in trip; open to progress.
Given a positive ride on his handicap debut (Pontefract, 1m) he showed something to work on before failing to see out a longer trip at Beverley last time. Still potentially well treated on one piece of form; cheekpieces now used for first-time.
Dual AW winner last year over this trip off lower marks she does have some successful form on turf. Ran poorly when last seen in February over today's trip on the AW and given a break; type who could bounce back off a workable mark.
C&D winner from a yard that have been known to have winners here (2-9 this year); doesn't look to have returned in much form off an eight week break. Slipped 4lb below the C&D winning mark but needs to show some spark before supporting.
Game pace setter who burnt off the opposition at Nottingham in April to record his first win in almost two years over this trip (minor event). Confirmed he was still in good form with a second last time (ridden same way); should remain competitive.
Maiden who has one standout effort to her name but has so far failed to impress in handicaps looking a hard ride last time (first-time tongue-tie; retained). Has since had a wind op, so returns from a break with plenty to prove.
First-time in a handicap having looked to have been brought along with this sphere in mind (achieved little so far). Up in trip and onto turf now though off a far from exacting mark; one to note for a positive market move.
Three runs for this yard (all on Fibresand) have resulted in a trio of runner-up spots over a variety of longer trips than he faces today switching to turf. Nothing wrong with his attitude but still to win a race; not written off though, shortlisted.
Took advantage of a fair drop in the weights to win an AW 1m2f handicap last year but still finds herself above that mark with something to prove after her last start. Always behind she offered little; hopes pinned on a return to turf.
Dual C&D winner (three-time winner in total here) but the losing run is starting to grow (not won since July 2017). Handicapper helping (8lb below last winning mark) but last run (on AW) was unimpressive; first run for new yard but doubts remain.
Showed some signs of life last time out after three months off finishing third to Cosmic Ray at Nottingham over this trip. Shaped as if better for that run and may have a little progress in her but generally not one to be too forgiving about.
Appears to be starting a good run of form (still modest enough) having run well the last twice over this trip. Does prefer good ground though and will need the surface to dry a little more to be fully effective; place prospects at best.
Last Year's Winner
|6||Bartholomew J||4||9-7||7/2||Full Result|
|T: Mrs L PearceJ: Darragh Keenan|
Rail Dancer (10/3), Cosmic Ray (10/3), Loose Chippings (4/1), Farhhmoreexciting (8/1), Bigshotte (12/1), Tobacco Road (12/1), Star Of Valour (14/1), Oceanus (14/1), Tyrsal (16/1), Hidden Dream (20/1), Telekinetic (20/1), Brecqhou Island (20/1), Hard Toffee (25/1), Battle of Issus (28/1), Grasmere (50/1), Ness Of Brodgar (66/1)
- Loose Chippings
- Cosmic Ray
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