15:20 Chepstow Fri 14 June 2019
- Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics Handicap (Class 5)
- 6f 16y,
- 12 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Showed promise in three starts back in 2017 culminating in a fibresand win. Returned from a 522-day absence and no surprise to see him fade at Chelmsford over a furlong out. Surface may suit on turf debut and could shape better down in trip.
Now 8lb below last winning mark in May of last year but will appreciate the switch from the AW on ground that suits. Handicapper has dropped him 7lb on turf and this looks a realistic target.
Won a claimer and a lower grade handicap both over 5f back in 2017 before missing last year. Not up to that level in three starts this year and while the ground suits, the distance remains a query.
On a long losing run going back to October 2017. Handles any ground and racing off a much reduced mark, however continues to have problems at the start and best watched after unseating last time.
Just three wins from 34 starts and you have to go all the way back to 2014 to find the last of them. Continues to race to a consistent level without winning but this ground is likely unsuitable.
Sole win from 22 starts came in an AW seller early last year and his better runs of late have come in lesser company than this. Conditions are fine but likely to find a few too strong again in this grade.
Five wins from 59 starts, including over this C&D and on last successful mark. Handles the ground although needs to lift on recent form. Not discounted though in conditions that suit.
Not disgraced in two AW starts last year but very disappointing on turf and season debut on quick ground at Salisbury. Back a furlong for handicap debut in different conditions and market likely the best guide to expectations.
Just had the eight starts so far with her sole win coming on soft ground over this C&D in May 2018. Just had one run since in August and returns on same winning mark. Much more needed though in this company following an absence.
Remains a maiden after nine starts and yet to race on turf that is softer than good. Well beaten in lesser company when last season so plenty of improvement required on season debut.
Daughter of Havana Gold showed a bit more promise in the third of three starts last year. Makes handicap and season debut and seems to being targeted at ground so far but plenty of progress needed to get involved.
Not fancied in the betting and well held in all five starts to date. This rates as tougher company still and remains a filly to overlook.
Last Year's Winner
|10||Swanton Blue||5||9-9||5/1||Full Result|
|T: E De GilesJ: D C Costello|
Secondo (11/4), Satchville Flyer (4/1), Trotter (9/2), Scottish Blade (8/1), Pastfact (10/1), Gustavo Fring (12/1), Fantasy Justifier (12/1), Gilt Edge (20/1), Hold Your Breath (20/1), Counterfeit (20/1), Little Anxious (20/1), Just For The Craic (20/1)
- Satchville Flyer
- Gustavo Fring
- Fantasy Justifier
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