14:40 Nottingham Thu 13 June 2019
Irish raider was won on Flat at up to 1m4f (in France) but generally been kept to no further than 1m2f on level in Britain. Handles soft ground but has stamina to prove at this trip in conditions.
Veteran whose six of seven career wins have come on AW and is just 1-23 on turf. Stays well but might prefer a sounder surafce. 2lb lower than prveious turf winning mark.
First-time blinkers failed to do the trick at Newcastle last time and hasn't reached a place yet in six starts. Looks very one paced and tries a further two furlongs with visor now reached for. Hard to enthuse over.
Won twice this winter over 1m4f on AW tracks but has failed to place in three previous attempts on turf. Beaten 27 lengths last time at Southwell on first attempt at this trip so has plenty to prove.
Hasn't lived up to decent pedigree so far but has run creditably in low-grade 1m4f handicaps on last two AW starts. Back on turf and asked to go two furlongs further in testing ground but at least is in form and may not be far away if he stays.
Ex-Irish mare who had failed to win over a variety of distances and ground for Tony Martin but popped up at 25/1 in Wetherby 2m handicap recently on second start for new yard. Best form on a sound surface so ground is a concern.
Only previous win came over C&D in July last year on Good to Firm ground off 1lb higher mark. Tailed off at Brighton recently on seasonal reappearance so has a bit to prove but top jockey booking is encouraging.
Very poor form for all handlers thus far over a variety of trips but wasn't completely disgraced on first try at 1m6f at Chelmsford recently on debut for current handler. First-time visor now applied.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G McPhersonJ: L P Keniry|
Maid In Manhattan (11/4), Lauberhorn Rocket (7/2), Cash In Mind (4/1), Artic Nel (9/2), Gamesters Icon (5/1), Love Rat (8/1), Seventii (8/1), Allleedsaren'twe (14/1), Gabriel's Oboe (16/1), Hussar Ballad (28/1)
- Lauberhorn Rocket
- Cash In Mind
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