20:10 Wolverhampton Mon 15 July 2019
Remains a maiden after 10 races and his two runs this season on the AW suggest he is a long way off his opening success. Was 12th of 13 last time over this C&D when going off at 100/1. Down 4lb today. Difficult to make a case for.
Has shown very little in his four starts so far where he has not been fancied in the market. Finished last of nine runners last time over this distance at Nottingham. Handicap debut so keep an eye out for any market support behind him.
Won at this course over 1m1½f at a 3lb higher mark than this. Has been below best on his four runs on turf this season, including on previous start at Musselburgh (1m) when eighth of 11. Each-way chance on return to Tapeta.
Experienced gelding who was successful over this C&D last year. Was a close third in his bid for another C&D win three starts back off a 1lb higher mark than this. Could only finish ninth of 11 at Chepstow (7f) last time. Needs to bounce back.
Bidding for his first success since October 2017. Form has been disappointing on his three runs this season on turf. Was slightly better last time when seventh of 15 at Nottingham (1m2). Capable off this mark on return to Tapeta.
Has a brilliant strike-rate at this track, with two wins coming from four starts. Was a C&D here back in May but has been unable to add to that since then. Was second of 13 last time over this C&D when the 6/4 favourite. Should be in the mix again.
Experienced gelding who does not win very often but has been successful over this C&D. Was 15th of 18 on latest start at Leopardstown (1m) where he is rated much higher on turf. Return to Tapeta will help. Each-way claims.
Prevailed over this C&D on his debut for his new yard back in April. Has been unable to follow it up on his two starts on the AW since then, with his latest attempt coming at Kempton (1m) where he was 7th of 13. Needs to bounce back.
A C&D winner earlier this year off a 2lb higher mark than this. Has gone close to following it up on a number of occasions, including latest when second of 13 runners at Brighton (1m), beaten a neck. Remains off the same mark today. Leading player.
Was successful here very early in his career but has been unable to add to it in 17 starts since then. Has some modest form earlier in the year on the AW but recent turf efforts have been poor. Needs to improve but now off a winnable mark again.
Has been a long way down the field on all three of his starts this season, with his latest effort coming on turf when 10th of 15 at Lingfield (7f). Now 5lb lower than last winning mark. Needs to improve. Others preferred.
The majority of his appearances have come at this track over the last 12 months, with his last outing coming back in February when sixth of 12 here over 1m1½f. Now off his last winning mark. May need the run but not to be ignored.
Was successful here back in February over 7f. Has been unable to follow that up in his last three starts, including his debut for his new yard last time when 10th of 13 at Yarmouth (7f). Up in trip. Others make more of an appeal.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs R CarrJ: J Garritty|
Allux Boy (15/8), Pushaq (11/4), Sharp Operator (13/2), Ebbisham (11/1), King Of Naples (14/1), Mans Not Trot (16/1), Spiritual Star (20/1), Caledonia Laird (33/1), Laqab (33/1), Top Offer (33/1), Gavi Di Gavi (40/1), Dark Crocodile (40/1), Mister Freeze (100/1)
- Sharp Operator
- Allux Boy