15:40 Bath Wed 7 August 2019
Won her first two starts (for Dermot Weld) last year but looked awkward and pulled his chance away on debut for this yard at Sandown last time. No surprise to see the hood tried, and it's still early days, but others make a little more appeal today.
Likes to front run and occasionally makes those tactics pay, but in truth he looks very much in the grip of the handicapper at present and is likely to find one or two of these stronger at the business end.
This trip suits him well (last four wins have come at it) but all six of his wins have been on the all-weather. However, ran on late to snatch third at Windsor last time and a solid pace here will help his cause. Has a squeak here.
10f on quick ground looks her ideal conditions and she gets that here, only just touched off at Salisbury last time and although she's been nudged up a couple of pounds for that, she'll have a solid chance if repeating it.
Promise of last season has not yet been replicated this, although it was a much better effort in cheekpieces (retained here) at Haydock last time and if he can build on that, he may yet come good. One to note in the market.
Have to go back to 2017 to find his last win (for Hugo Palmer) and in more recent times, has only been seen over hurdles for new yard. Coming back off another absence and although well treated these days, has plenty on here.
Has a C&D win to his name, that coming back in May, but it was in much lower grade than this and he's since been well held. Others readily preferred.
Last Year's Winner
Mubariz (10/11), Time Change (4/1), Michele Strogoff (7/1), Mutaabeq (8/1), Nonios (10/1), Uther Pendragon (20/1), Banish (66/1)
- Time Change
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