17:20 Southwell Sun 18 August 2019
All four career wins have come on Flat at up to 1m6f. Unplaced all four starts to date over hurdles, most recently finishing mid-division in Ludlow novice hurdle in Ferbuary. Handicap debut for yard in decent form.
Two wins in staying handicap hurdles last winter, latter being at Catterick off 5lb higher mark. Prominent until weakened approaching last at Market Rasen last time, eased 4lb, and not out of it able to reproduce best form.
Two wins on Flat at up to 1m6f and hurdles form has deteriorated since promise of close second at Huntingdon in April 2017. Tackles longest trip yet over timber. Potentially favourably handicapped but needs to raise his game from recent efforts.
24-race maiden, well beaten last two starts in handicap chase. 0-19 over hurdles and hasn't appeared to be crying out for this longest trip yet on evidence of previous runs over timber.
Ran on well to land Stratford 3m2f handicap hurdle in April off 6lb lower mark. Good effort when second soon after but disappointed when last seen at Uttoxeter in June. Well into veteran stage now and may be better for this return run.
Not much at all to crow about in eight runs so far under Rules. Weakened 3 out here last time over 2m4f and asked to go half a mile further this time. Hard to enthuse over.
Only win in 28 starts came in 3m Doncaster handicap hurdle back in January 2017. Good second penultimate start at Market Rasen over 2m4f and return to this trip won't harm. Probably unsuited by soft when well beaten at Cartmel latest.
Yet to trouble the judge in 17 attempts and has run very poorly both starts since returning from wind surgery in June. Dropped further 4lb but may still find life tough.
Just held on at Uttoxeter in June over around this trip off 5lb lower mark, but hasn't backed that up in two runs snce, including over C&D penultimate start.
No sign of any great talent in six unplaced starts to date where she has invariably finished much closer to last than first. Tailed off at Ffos Las last month on first start for nearly a year.
Appeared to but up much improved effort when third at Perth in June over 2m4f having never been placed previously. Fourth over C&D last time having been given enough to do, so not out of this off 2lb lower mark.
Unplaced in all 16 starts so far but ran best race yet when keeping on to be fourth over 2m4f at Uttoxeter last month. when wrong at the weights. Only 1lb out of handicap this time and longer trip may help the cause too.
Tailed off from 3 out when beaten 40 lengths over C&D last time and this 11-race maiden, who has never been placed is a most unlikely winner. 4lb wrong at the weights.
Last Year's Winner
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Nemean Lion (3/1), Country Delights (9/2), Jimmi Chew (11/2), Boher Lad (7/1), Spiritual Man (7/1), Realta Dawn (11/1), Iusetaluvheronce (11/1), Grand Enterprise (12/1), Simply Lucky (12/1), Paddy A (12/1), Cully Mac (14/1), Ridgeway Pearl (25/1), Fearnie Lou (25/1), All Riled Up (33/1), Arboretum (33/1)
- Country Delights
- Grand Enterprise
- Spiritual Man
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