20:35 Hamilton Fri 17 May 2019
Returning to turf when finishing runner-up over C&D on good-to-firm ground here earlier this month. Raised 1lb for that effort and is one to note off a mark 4lb lower than for his most recent success.
Novice stakes winner at Southwell (5f) in January last year. Had just two starts since and probably best watched on stable debut.
Winner just once from 35 career starts and finished well beaten over 5f at Naas (yielding) in November. Changed trainers since and probably best watched on stable debut.
Handicap mark is falling following some moderate efforts this year. Market support would be notable off a mark 5lb lower than when winning on the AW last December.
Winner over C&D in the past but beaten just one rival home in two starts over this distance in 2019. Well handicapped on his old form and interesting to see how performs.
Good fourth in a 1m handicap on the AW at Southwell last month. Struggled over the same C&D subsequently and interesting to see how he fares back down in trip having won over this C&D previously.
Good second in a big field 6f handicap over this trip at Thirsk (good-to-firm) on debut last month. Represents a shrewd stable and is a leading contender despite a 1lb rise in the weights.
Ended last season with a good fourth over 1m at Kempton in September. Changed yards since and market support would be notable down in trip on seasonal debut.
Fair effort in finishing 6L ninth in a 16 runner handicap at Thirsk (7f, good) on stable and seasonal debut last month. Likely to have improved for the run and now rated 1lb lower than for his latest success.
C&D winner but well held on two most recent starts including over 7f at Musselburgh (good-to-firm) earlier this month. Drop in distance looks likely to suit and has won off higher marks in the past.
Good third in a fibresand handicap over 5f at Southwell in December. Well held over the same C&D later that month and has a top jockey booked to ride racing from out of the weights on seasonal debut.
Sings of ability in novice company last year with her best effort coming when fourth over 5f at Ripon (good-to-firm) on debut. Market support would be notable on handicap debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Rebecca BastimanJ: Jamie Gormley|
Black Salt (2/1), Tommy G (5/1), Mujassam (11/2), Chookie Dunedin (8/1), Cool Spirit (10/1), Mr Wagyu (11/1), Naples Bay (12/1), Global Spirit (16/1), Vallarta (28/1), Miss Sabina (28/1), Taexali (28/1), Carlovian (33/1)
- Black Salt
- Tommy G
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