19:05 Newcastle Thu 8 August 2019
Made all when scoring in a 5f novice at Chelmsford last August, but has scarcely managed to beat a single rival in four subsequent starts; easing in the weights/grade and could strip fitter for Doncaster.
Dual 5f Musselburgh scorer; has made the frame in each of her last three turf starts (5f) and just about sets the standard back among her own sex/age-group; beaten approximately 5L by Jabbarockie in a Cl 3 handicap latest; AW debut.
Made the trek to Ayr (6f, good to firm) in May running out a 5L winner of a distinctly average maiden; well beaten on both subsequent starts and a reduced handicap mark of 67 could still overestimate her ability; AW debut.
4lb higher than when runner-up over C&D in March; appeared to appreciate the return to a sound surface when beating Montalvan by 1L at Ripon (made all) last month; won't be troubled by dropping back to 5f; good chance.
Captain Gerrard filly; sister to the 5f-6f AW winner Gorgeous General; has plenty of early pace so dropping back to 5f could well suit on AW/handicap debut; that said, would be difficult to nominate as the selection.
Placed in a half decent novice stakes over C&D in May (25-1) but she's probably flattered by that bare form; while it's easy to excuse a poor run at Carlisle (heavy) others make considerably more appeal.
Seven-race maiden; runner-up on two of her three visits to this track during the winter, most significantly when keeping on behind comfortable winner Sister Of The Sign; makes her first competitive start for 101 days.
Last Year's Winner
Pinarella (2/1), Diamonique (9/4), Sapphire Jubilee (5/1), Lovin (8/1), Willow Brook (10/1), Raspberry (16/1), Gorgeous Gobolina (16/1)
- Gorgeous Gobolina
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