17:40 Sandown Thu 8 August 2019
- Slug And Lettuce 2-4-1 Cocktails Amateur Riders' Handicap (Class 4)
- 1m 1f 209y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Won three times between at the start of the year on turf and AW. Out of sorts in April but then had a break and his never competitive last of seven last month can be forgiven over an inadequate 7f. Stiff 1m2f today suits much better; respected.
Running moderately well this season and was a 6L fourth of 20 in typically competitive Ascot handicap (1m, good to firm) in May. Seventh of eight after 10 weeks off latest can to some extent be forgiven but still winless beyond 1m.
C&D winner on good to firm in May but has ran two very poor races since at York (15L sixth of seven) and Nottingham (15L last of six). Only hope is that returning here sparks a revival.
AW record more compelling but the mare ran an excellent race over 1m4f at Epsom latest when collared in the dying strides. Stepping back to 1m2f here will suit and everything appears set for another bold bid.
Commanding 11L winner of a Class 5 amateurs' race at Newbury (1m2f, soft) on his second start for this yard and ran well enough next under a penalty at Ripon. Struggled at the same venue since however and will need rain to fall.
Been in good form over 1m where three previous wins had come but showed prowess for 1m2f when battling to success at Windsor last time out. Handicapper not been over harsh and has strong claims once more.
Heavy ground 5f win at two remains his only success and now goes beyond 1m for the first time having produced mixed messages as to whether he will stay. Market support today would be significant.
Fast ground lover won at Bath last year and a return to the same course and conditions latest produced his best run since when second. Less compelling elsewhere however and not sure ground will be quick enough.
Last Year's Winner
|6||Compton Mill||6||10-13||11/4||Full Result|
|T: H MorrisonJ: Miss S Brotherton|
French Mix (3/1), Arctic Sea (4/1), My Boy Sepoy (6/1), Isomer (6/1), Dutch Uncle (7/1), War Of Succession (17/2), Steeve (9/1), Central City (10/1), Secret Art (14/1)
- French Mix
- Arctic Sea
- Central City
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