21:00 Perth Tue 30 July 2019
C&D winner here in April (off a 17lb lower mark), mainly consistent efforts since then but it did rather look like the handicapper had got a hold of him on latest start here and on that, others make a little more appeal.
Three wins in 39 starts, so no win machine, but now looks dangerously well handicapped on some of his previous form and was made favourite for a similar contest last time out. Better can be expected for in-form yard at some point.
Yet to threaten in nine hurdles starts but has given the odd indication that there might be a bit more to come, and this relatively lightly-raced 5yo may yet do better. Not totally discounted.
Only minor promise in three novice hurdle starts but much better on handicap debut here in July, not beaten far over 2m and looking like a step up in trip would benefit her. Could easily progress again and take a hand in the finish.
No win in 23 starts and has had his share of trainers, but there was plenty of promise in his Ffos Las fourth, his first start for 20 months, in June and now with shrewd yard that have done well with these sorts. Very interesting contender.
Seems to have been around for ages, given he's only a 5yo, has a couple of wins to his name and a solid enough effort at Cartmel last time, but not the most consistent and no saying he'll repeat that over this longer trip.
Pops up from time to time, and did win a chase from a 9lb lower mark in April, but latest effort left plenty to be desired and this mark plenty high enough for him at present. Others readily preferred.
You've got to go back to 2016 to find the last time he got his head in front, and was a disappointing favourite here at Perth last time out. This is no easier, so needs some improvement from somewhere, and that looks unlikely.
Six wins in 100 starts shows you the problem, simply doesn't win enough and his efforts both on the Flat and over hurdles this spring/summer suggest he faces another uphill battle here.
No wins and just the one place to show for her 19 runs to date, and hard to find many positives from recent form although would have found 3m too far last time. This more suitable, but hard to fancy all the same.
Last Year's Winner
|Make My Heart Fly||6||11-5||15/8|
|T: G ElliottJ: Mr J C Barry|
Cape Hideaway (4/1), Oromo (9/2), Artiste Celebre (9/2), Mrs Davies (7/1), Dance Of Fire (7/1), Oceanus (7/1), Major Fawcett (8/1), Wise Coco (18/1), Rioja Day (22/1), Polo The Mumm (33/1)
- Artiste Celebre
- Mrs Davies
- Cape Hideaway
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