20:15 Carlisle Tue 13 August 2019
Only previous visit here resulted in a win over this trip in testing conditions, now faces an identical scenario off 3lb higher. Had a tough race on that occasion and York race next time may have come to soon (has had issues); bounce back possible.
Capable of some useful handicap form but never looks an easy ride; showed that side of his character last time despite winning over 1m4f at Thirsk in soft ground. 5lb higher here he's not the most obvious candidate to follow up; quirky sort.
Back to something like his best on his second run for this yard when landing a York 1m4f apprentice handicap (ran well the time before) off a 5lb lower mark. Not in the same form since though despite having excuses (trip) for one of those defeats.
Only one previous outing on the Flat (AW) for this yard (stable debut) having been running since over hurdles (shown some fair form in that sphere). Not badly weighted on some of her French Flat form, may be worth noting a market move.
Bounced back to form on soft ground over C&D (3yo handicap) last time when looking suited by the test of stamina that was provided; nudged up 2lb for that effort. Form well franked (four subsequent winners); now takes on elders for the first time.
Returned some respectable placed efforts of late but does come into this on the back of a long losing spell. Her penultimate start is proving good form (three next time out winners); sound effort last time but more needed in a competitive heat.
Last Year's Winner
Beechwood Jude (2/1), Flood Defence (10/3), Roar (10/3), Edgar Allan Poe (6/1), Auxiliary (13/2), Trinity Star (13/2), Lady Kyria (40/1)
- Beechwood Jude
- Lady Kyria
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