14:10 Lingfield Wed 10 July 2019
Very modest form on AW but little to crow about in two starts on turf and has yet to reach a place in six combined start. Dropped 4lb following latest 1m2f effort at Windsor last month and has plenty to prove.
Not beaten far when fourth over 1m6f at Bath penultimate start and stayed on well when second at Beverely (1m4f) time before. Faded at Brighton latest, eased 1lb and interesting at this much shorter trip.
Showed a little ability in first four starts for Richard Hughes but didn't progress last two outings for Murty McGrath. Debut for shrewd new yard stepping up 2f and eased 4lb. Worth a market check for any interest.
Not disgraced in juvenile novice events last year at 6f but has cut little ice in handicaps this term looking very one paced. No surprise to see him step up in trip. Jockey has good 21% strike rate for this yard.
Mostly disappointing and dropped 12lb since he went handicapping last autumn. Best effort this campaign came over C&D though when fith of 14 off 3lb higher mark penultimate start and found soft ground against him latest at Newbury.
Fair fourth over a mile at Leicester penultimate start and didn't get run of the race last time on return mission. Dropped 2lb, first-time cheekpieces applied, and doesn't have to improve much over this extra furlong to be a contender.
First-time visor added after three starts in novice company. Handicap bow here having done better latest stepped up to around this trip and is open to improvement being less exposed than most.
Yard been among the winners of late and jockey (who won this last year) has 24% strike rate on their 3yo's. Hasn't shown much at all in five starts but top man replaces apprentice so looks like better is anticipated.
In decent form of late and was good second at Chesptow (1m2f) last time having been well backed following improved run when third at Yarmouth over a mile time before. Intermediate trip now and should be thereabouts off same mark.
Left previous poor form behind when 33/1 second in Wetherby mile handicap in May before starting slowly and seeming unsuited by softish ground last time at Carlisle off 3lb higher. Better surface her may help the cause.
Very modest filly who has shown next to nothing in all four racecourse appearances and looks to have a mountain climb despite lowly mark. Can't be fancied.
Top jumps trainer always respected but will really have to wokr his magic with this gelding who has done nothing in three starts to suggest he'll repay his £47,000 price tag. Handicap bow off poor plater's mark.
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