14:30 Brighton Fri 7 June 2019
Excuses need to be made for his disappointing turf effort at Bath last time (didn't look straightforward under pressure); not a patch on his two AW starts this year. Win came without blinkers over 6f (run poorly in them twice on turf); doubts remain.
Defends an unbeaten record (2-2) for this yard showing that she could handle this track when winning over 5f last time returning to turf. Handicapper sets her a stiffer test now (up 6lb for last win) back up in trip; wouldn't want any further rain.
Ran poorly last time over 6f at Chester although prior to that she had turned in some creditable efforts. Does look vulnerable to improving sorts though despite the handicapper showing her some mercy; trip not certain to suit.
A repeat of her narrow defeat last May at Ascot (second start) would put her in with a chance but she hardly looks to have improved from that in four runs since. Both outings this year have looked below-par; needs to find more.
Makes her first start in handicaps having looked an improved model for a five-month break at Redcar (6f, good) last time. Only beaten a neck the form was given a solid look by the subsequent win of the third; looks nicely weighted.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Jack Taylor||3||9-4||10/1||Full Result|
|T: R HughesJ: S W Kelly|
Leopardina (7/4), Key To Power (5/2), Pink Flamingo (4/1), Swiss Pride (9/2), Vikivaki (10/1)
- Pink Flamingo
- Key To Power
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