16:35 Catterick Tue 10 September 2019
Three times successful here, twice at this trip she's looked as though she isn't far away from landing another win here soon of late. Only just touched off late on by an in-form/progressive sort in a far better grade last time; serious contender.
Lightly-raced ex-French (had two starts for Andre Fabre) 5yo who as a fair 2yo when trained abroad. Won on his GB/stable debut late last year over this trip at Redcar; given a wind op since, looked to need both runs this year, interesting character.
Despite being a C&D winner there's a possibility that he lacks the gears for 6f these days (looked that way at Thirsk last time). Latest win came on a rare AW start over 7f; well berthed in stall 1, may not have the necessary pace to take advantage.
Winner of this race twice (part of his five C&D wins) he has to be respected on that factor alone (still lurks on a similar mark). Not quite on his real mettle of late (finishing efforts a little weak); hard to ignore totally, usually travels well.
Struggled a little since his Doncaster win (5f, good) in July a race he had won and run well in before. Below form over C&D last time stepping back up to 6f for the first time since his Town Moor victory; wide draw won't help his cause.
Finally got off the mark over C&D, the easy 6f appearing to suit him well but has for the most part disappointed since then including twice back here over 6f. Finished weakly last time out at Carlisle (6f, good); has something to prove.
Testing conditions may have been to blame for her flop last time at Yarmouth (1m, soft) having delivered on some earlier promise the time before over 7f at Lingfield. Back on a better surface; deserves another try at 6f, ran well over it once before.
Not quite built on his May Redcar win (6f, good/firm) off a 2lb lower mark although the slightly softer surface may well have hampered him the last twice. Shapes as if he could get involved but wide draw may spoil those plans.
Fair sort as a juvenile when with Richard Hannon but yet to win a race and looks unlikely to turn things around here having run poorly on all his start for this yard. Weakened quickly when last seen; wide draw hardly helps matters here.
Now off a mark that has fallen appreciably since his last win (off a mark of 75) but with a losing sequence that tells you why he's slipped in the weights so much. His latest effort came over C&D but it would hardly inspire any support in this heat.
Won twice this year (had wind surgery before he ran in 2019) over 5f (both times at Beverley). Below form when last seen back at the C&D he's recorded his two wins over this year; needs to find more off this mark.
Only win so far came on the AW (Tapeta) over 5f; turf form not of the same standard, has looked a difficult customer on more than one occasion of late. Not seen to best effect last two starts and badly drawn again; once of the lesser lights.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Indian Pursuit||5||9-5||11/2||Full Result|
|T: J J QuinnJ: Jason Hart|
Sfumato (9/4), Indian Pursuit (7/2), Rose Marmara (4/1), Mansfield (15/2), Mr Greenlight (12/1), Liam's Lass (14/1), Groupie (14/1), Mambila (16/1), Point Of Woods (28/1), Dixieland (33/1), Oriental Splendour (40/1), Astraea (40/1)
- Rose Marmara
- Liam's Lass