16:45 Yarmouth Wed 15 May 2019
Didn't have much go right over 6f at Kempton when making his handicap debut for his former yard; now steps back onto turf for a new yard up 2f in trip. Only lightly-raced and hard to ignore totally; others do have more solid claims though.
Handicap debutante having shown his first form last time out (may well have been flattered in a small field). No sound form before that and all three Flat starts have come on the AW (did run in bumpers on turf); hard to make a sound case for.
Switched from bumpers to race on the Flat his early modest promise has dissolved fairly quickly with a very disappointing AW handicap debut to overcome. Brought back to 1m on turf this time around; others carry a more persuasive profile.
First foray into handicaps having given the impression that this sphere might see him in a better light having shown ability in his three starts so far. Has to overcome a fair absence but looks as though he's potentially better than this mark.
Better strike-rate than most of these having picked up two wins so far this year from four starts over 1m at Chelmsford; disappointed over that same C&D last time (found little). Travels well though and remains on a fair mark as he makes his turf deb
Course winner over 7f but more than capable over this trip having won over it on the AW for his latest success. Cheekpieces return as he's given another go on turf (last 10 runs on AW); still looks on a workable mark; may get involved.
Fared poorly of late and his latest start merely confirmed his recent demise although the rapid decline in the handicap may well be exploited by his shred yard at some stage. Would need market support to include in calculations.
Hopes pinned on the fact that some of her best form has come at Yarmouth although her overall record (1-29) is an unappetising one. Returns from a fair absence and may be able to make her presence felt but hardly a sound proposition.
Maiden who underperformed over C&D last time after a six month break but has been given a further chance by the handicapper now. Entitled to come on for that outing for a yard who have a 16% strike-rate here; note market positivity.
First-time in a handicap but looks just the type given her connections who the market will be watching. The return to 1m should be in her favour and the handicapper has hardly been harsh with her; worthy of consideration.
With a losing run that is starting to stack up and a run that suggested she had gone backwards from her reappearance she's hardly solid material in this. Not the first time she had failed to build on her debut; best left alone for now.
Steps up 2f in trip having returned from a four month hiatus at Chelmsford last time running poorly and always on the back foot. Most of her form is poor and there are one or two in this who appeal far more.
Of some interest on the switch of yard's (trainer has a decent record with new recruits); goes up in trip to 1m for the first time off a career-low mark. Yet to win a race but the yard are back amongst the winners; not totally ruled out.
Hard to make too many excuses for her with an overall record that reads 1-36 on the Flat (often races too freely). Not ideally placed last time typically taking a strong hold; would need other to run below-par to have a chance.
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Scoffsman (7/2), Hi Ho Silver (6/1), Dor's Law (15/2), Eternal Destiny (15/2), Cape Cyclone (9/1), Irish Times (10/1), Ubla (10/1), Red Cossack (12/1), Mississippi Miss (12/1), Show The Money (14/1), I'm British (14/1), Perfect Soldier (14/1), Bidding War (14/1), Navarra Princess (16/1), Tommycole (18/1), Brigand (40/1)
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