16:45 Catterick Mon 12 August 2019
Not seen on the Flat since November 2017 he's been in useful/winning form over obstacles since. His form figures on the level here read 33811, the most recent win coming over this trip (raced up with the pace); leading claims off this mark.
Took a slight step forward last time (race didn't quite get run to suit) when a creditable third to a well handicapped/in-form sort at Hamilton (1m5f). Up in trip (not yet tried over this far); well handicapped on old form if finding further spark.
Took a step forward on first run for this yard (second-ever runner for the trainer) back on the Flat when third at Bath (shaped as if well-handicapped). Did display some quirks, needs to prove himself on the ground; involved if in the same form.
Already proved herself in good heart and able to handle soft conditions (122 on soft/heavy) with two wins this year; the best coming at Nottingham over 1m6f. Only narrowly denied over the same C&D last time by an improver; up 3lb, sure to go well.
Last Year's Winner
Tonto's Spirit (11/8), Maid In Manhattan (6/4), Diodorus (11/2), Cotton Club (17/2), Brotherly Company (10/1)
- Tonto's Spirit
- Maid In Manhattan
- Cotton Club
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