16:55 Nottingham Tue 21 May 2019
Being kept busy in 2019 (already had nine runs; scoring twice over 2m). Shaped well back on turf at Musselburgh (1m6f, good to firm) in April, though two lesser efforts since. Needs return to 2m to perk up ideas.
Course winner a year ago over 1m6f on soft ground, also scored last summer over this trip at Beverley. Ran very poorly at Doncaster on second start back last month and questions to be answered at the moment.
Previous C&D winner, ran well enough at Doncaster last month over similar trip on good ground and cannot be crossed off too quickly with visor on first time now.
Formerly trained by Richard Hannon, has landed a Market Rasen maiden hurdle for this yard last summer but 0-13 previously on the Flat. Back from a layoff, best watched unless there's strong vibes suggesting otherwise.
Winner of a 2m Kempton handicap on the AW in February, his second start after a wind operation and went close under 4lb rise at Chelmsford next time. Race-fit and has potential to get involved if transferring form across to turf.
Three-time winner on turf last summer, all over 2m+, comes here on the back of a fading effort at Pontefract over 2m2f, when too keen to get on with it. Handicap mark certainly appeals as a winnable one now.
Career-best when winning 11-runner handicap at Chepstow (2m, good to firm) a week ago, getting the job done in pleasing style. Carries 5lb penalty and very likely to have a say once again.
Hurdles winner, is a 22-race maiden on the Flat but won't come close than last-time at Wolverhampton without winning. Poor run since over obstacles. Not one to trust implicitly.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Northwest Frontier||4||9-7||2/1||Full Result|
|T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton|
Master Grey (11/8), Bailarico (7/2), True Destiny (6/1), Fields Of Fortune (9/1), Akavit (14/1), Dagueneau (16/1), Navajo Star (18/1), Knight Commander (20/1), Zenafire (25/1)
- Master Grey
- True Destiny
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