18:45 Lingfield Sat 8 June 2019
Sent off favourite on Bath comeback at this trip last month but never really travelled when finishing fourth of six. Thought capable of better though started slowly again that day which will make life difficult from wide draw.
Didn't improve for the step up to this distance at Doncaster last week and although dropped 5lb for two handicap starts, has plenty to prove now.
Mid division when last seen at Nottingham and while improvement is needed, this is a drop in class and with the hood retained she looks one for the short list.
Hasn't shown much in three maidens at shorter but bred to be better at this sort of trip and could be open to improvement. Worth noting in market.
Sent off just 3/1 for Newbury debut but showed little. Ridden by inexperienced claimer on latest maiden effort and likely to be open to plenty of improvement now handicapping for top yard with blinkers now tried.
Showed a glimmer of ability in maidens but strong 5/1 chance on Pontefract handicap debut over 1m in April. Showed little that day but evidently thought capable of better and now up 2f.
Landed a three runner race in Guernsey last time but that tells us little and his form in Britain leaves him with something to find in first time blinkers.
Didn't stay 1m4f when front running at Salisbury on latest but earlier form is moderate and readily passed over back down in trip.
Similar level of ability all starts. Now up in trip and won't have to improve a great deal to take a hand in the finish.
Promise on debut in the autumn but failed to build on that in two further runs in the autumn. Now starts off handicapping for new yard and market should reveal any confidenc.e
Improved effort when doing best of those who raced prominently when second over 1m1f last week. More runs than most of these but if extra 1f suits, no reason why he shouldn't play a part.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Midnight Blue||3||9-1||5/4||Full Result|
|T: Sir Mark PrescottJ: L Morris|
Crystal Tribe (11/4), Temujin (7/2), Irish Art (6/1), Debbonair (6/1), Bartimaeus (7/1), Fame N Fortune (9/1), Petits Fours (10/1), Bolt N Brown (12/1), Purbeck Hills (16/1), Legend Island (16/1), Twpsyn (20/1), Seven For A Pound (22/1), Shamkha (25/1), Shifting Gold (33/1)
- Crystal Tribe
- Petits Fours
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