17:15 Worcester Mon 8 July 2019
Seemingly improved for wind operation whne scoring over slightly shorter trip at Stratford last month. Should stay this distance and worth considering in follow-up attempt given ease of that win.
Represents Seven Barrows but anything but a bright light for former champion trainer on evidence seen to date, including recent handicap bow at Bangor. Up in trip and plenty to prove.
Hasn't so far improved for the switch to handicapping, now really needs to find a bit more going up in distance if hoping to be competitive.
Last month's effort here over fences was quite encouraging and could be on a decent mark back over timber; needs a close examination in betting.
Scored last summer in Ireland over fences, though has yet to really drop any positives in five-race sequence for these connections; others preferred.
Rather lost his way in the care of Tim Vaughan last year, has joined new yard but perhaps best watched until some positives are forthcoming.
Entitled to be much tighter after reappearance run at Southwell last time, and definitely showed some promise in that run. Potentially on a workable mark.
Blinkers are added now but form since joining this trainer leaves plenty to be desired and looks an unlikely winner at this point in time.
Last year's winner of this race, has looked well short of that form recently in four starts and needs a dramatic change in fortune.
Still early days in handicaps, having been well fended off in first three runs in this sphere. Would need to see betting positives in order to merit support.
Cheekpieces and longer trip of 3m were tried for handicap bow at Southwell in May, duly pulled up. Six-race maiden with plenty to work on.
No sign so far in three runs that he'll take advantage of lowly rating. Pulled up latest at Southwell and now 3lb out of the weights.
Return to hurdling over C&D last time brought little joy and can only be watched on handicap bow from 5 lb out of the weights.
Gained some market support on debut for this trainer over fences at Southwell last month over 3m but was pulled up. 8lb out of the handicap back over timber, interesting to see how market judges now.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon|
Black Lightning (11/4), Jen's Boy (4/1), Great Tempo (4/1), West To Crossgales (4/1), Ri An Rian (8/1), Shanksforamillion (9/1), Jimmi Chew (10/1), Rasasee (12/1), Howlongisafoot (14/1), Canyouhearmenow (14/1), Jonnigraig (16/1), Emma Beag (16/1), Havana River (20/1), Mon Garcon Frankie (33/1), Justthegrey (33/1), Dun Bay Creek (33/1), Scorpion Sea (50/1), Flow With Eve (50/1)
- Black Lightning
- West To Crossgales
- Great Tempo
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