17:15 Ffos Las Tue 13 August 2019
On a handy mark but has never won over 1m and the state of the ground would be a concern if testing conditions are prevalent by this stage of the day. Stiff task under top weight.
Not been beaten far in his last two starts and has dropped to a competitive mark. Well beaten in his only try on soft ground but that was in a higher grade and he's now in better form. Well worth considering.
Taken to racing in cheekpieces and made the most of a handy mark when winning at Salisbury last time out. This is his time of year and has put a winning sequence together before now; up 3lb but still room to move. High on the shortlist.
Out of form in five starts this season and now on a career lowest mark after the steady decline. Set to race from 14lb below his last winning mark and needs a complete reversal if he's going to recapture his old sparkle.
Improved effort last time (only his second start in a handicap) and may be more to come; first try over a mile but is a lot less exposed than most of his elders. Worth keeping a close eye on in the betting market.
Ran well to be placed over and extended 7f here last time and shaped as if a mile should suit these days. That was his best effort since joining his current yard and possible he can find more; needs to prove the trip suits; the betting can guide.
Inconsistent and ran his best race of the season when finishing third at Windsor last month; tried in blinkers that day but below par in the headgear twice since. Now switches to a visor so possible he'll respond better but still a stiff test.
All previous wins over 6f-7f and achieved on one or other of the synthetic surfaces bar Newcastle and Southwell. Turf record stands at 0-14 and latest performances suggest the gelding has another stern test ahead from out of the weights.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Maggie Jonks||3||9-2||16/1||Full Result|
|T: A M BaldingJ: Rob Hornby|
Flying Dragon (2/1), Greeley (3/1), Kodiline (5/1), Canoodling (5/1), Accomplice (11/2), Mabo (8/1), Field of Vision (11/1), Tally's Son (11/1), Counterfeit (16/1), Black Truffle (50/1)
- Flying Dragon
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