15:40 Nottingham Fri 16 August 2019
Admirably consistent mare who is still lightly raced for a five-year-old. Solid force in handicaps so far this season, and she should remain competitive off an unchanged mark for finishing third at Newmarket (1m; good to firm) most recently.
Not improved as one would have expected for the switch to the handicap sphere this season. Rather underwhelming the last twice, and first-time visor needs to have a positive effect. Unraced on soft ground.
Proved a major disappointment since winning a Kempton maiden on the AW in November. Never looked dangerous when sixth in this grade over C&D last month, and is hard to enthuse over until showing more.
Below-par the last twice on faster ground, but she did finish a respectable second to Eponina at Chester (7f; soft) in similar conditions to what are forecast. Vulnerable to improvers but holds place claims nonetheless.
Reappearance win at Ayr (7f; good to firm) has been followed up by a trio of solid runner-up efforts, the latest of those coming over C&D where she was only beaten a neck. Never finished out of the first two in her last six starts.
Dual C&D winner on soft this term, and she made the latest of those victories a procession when winning by seven-length. Been raised 12lb in the weights, but evidently in great nick and can't be ruled out at this venue in these conditions.
Underwhelming on handicap debut when fancied (11-4f) at Windsor (1m2f; good to firm). Back in trip, and she has to be worth another chance. Does have to prove herself if the ground is 'soft' though (only ever ran on AW/good to firm).
Posted a fine run when third at Epsom (7f: good) in this grade at the start of the month, and went close in extreme conditions when runner-up at Haydock (7f; heavy) in June. Only run over this trip does raise some cause for concern though.
Last Year's Winner
Classic Charm (9/4), Polyphony (3/1), Eula Varner (7/1), Queen Penn (8/1), Material Girl (8/1), Romola (10/1), Kimblewick (12/1), Geizy Teizy (16/1), Eponina (20/1)
- Classic Charm
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