17:10 Lingfield Wed 17 July 2019
Course winner (attracted support last time) but the losing run is starting to accumulate once more; has fallen to a career-low mark. Operating below his best at the moment but could well bounce back if the first-time visor takes effect.
Failed to get any cover last time over this C&D (drawn wide) racing down the centre and finishing well held. Now makes her handicap debut (mark looks feasible); once again however, the draw has done her no real favours.
Down a long way in the weights when dead-heating for first place at Kempton (6f) on his first run for this yard. Never been the most straightforward though and has merely ticked along since then (bled when last seen); one to treat with caution.
Failed as favourite in each of his handicap starts now both on the AW at 6f/7f (rather too keen on both occasions). Will need to settle better if he's to fulfil his potential, this will also be the quickest ground he's raced on; awkward draw also.
Slipped well below the marks he was successful off in the early part of last year when winning at Goodwood/Windsor over 6f. Flirted with being in form this year and no more; comes here off the back of a woeful effort at Haydock (better grade race).
Three wins to his name last year at this trip (the first straight after a wind op) and he's only 1lb above his last winning mark. Not quite firing on all cylinders this year but capable in this grade; nicely drawn near the perceived best ground.
Both turf starts have been below the form he's shown on the AW (Polytrack); well held at Doncaster last time (first-time blinkers). Early days though (in good hands); well weighted if he does find his form on turf, one to note for a market move.
C&D win was the middle leg of one of three sprint trip wins last year all off higher marks than she races off today. Failed to build on her encouraging reappearance over 5f at Windsor; continued out of sorts when last seen; tongue-tie goes on.
Came good quickly on his transfer to this yard (6f AW win here) but that was in late 2017 and he's been in the doldrums for the most part since then. Turned in his best effort for some while over C&D last time when well drawn (and is again).
Last Year's Winner
Rewaayat (5/2), Cent Flying (9/2), Crackin Dream (5/1), Human Nature (11/2), Mont Kiara (15/2), Alliseeisnibras (8/1), Gold Club (14/1), Englishman (16/1), Porto Ferro (20/1)
- Cent Flying
- Gold Club
- Human Nature
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