17:10 Catterick Tue 10 September 2019
Quirky but more than capable sort on his day; scored for the first time in five years on turf at Ayr in July (fairly frequent Southwell scorer) making all. Only seen once since then in very testing conditions at Hamilton (5f, heavy); risks attached.
Too advantage of a much reduced mark to score in a Hamilton 0-55 (5f, good), well supported, value for a little more than the winning margin. Failed to repeat that effort over 6f last time at Cork; little in hand off this mark.
Veteran sprinter who still has some zip in him; three-time C&D winner with the latest coming last month having slipped in the weights (landed a weak race). Found it difficult to follow up that win, ran poorly last time showing his inconsistent side.
One AW 7f handicap win to his name (first run after wind surgery) back in January 2018. Tumbled down the weights of late (potentially well treated on his earlier turf form), threatening to come good soon; sound chance if he handles the drop to 5f.
C&D winner with some very up-and-down form, comes here on a long losing sequence having not really shown the requisite form of late to be considered a threat. Given a break of late that could refresh; definite risks attached to his chance.
Returned to form from out of the blue last time at Southwell (last five wins there) off a much higher AW mark. Not won on turf since July 2017 off a 12lb higher mark, well treated if he can be relied on to reproduce his AW form.
Took a while to take advantage of a much reduced mark but this C&D winner finally did so when winning at Thirsk in August (6f, heavy). Excuses for both modest starts since, he'll find conditions very different here, others do more to persuade.
Like a fair few in this contest he enters the arena having not won for quite some time (17 Flat runs in this case). Lurks on a dangerous mark (looked a big threat last time at Beverley); yard very quiet (no winners since May); hard to ignore now.
Still a maiden (0-17) despite having had a few decent chances to break that particular statistic. Best excused a poor run here last time (poorly drawn over 5f), becoming very well handicapped, but has to put plenty of disappointments aside.
Modest handicapper but with a record that reads 1-30 and a losing sequence of 25 starts hardly one to have much confidence in. Returns to 5f after six runs over further including a try over 7f; proving more miss than hit of late.
Yet to rid herself of the maiden tag after 30 starts despite flattering to do so on a few occasions. Hit the frame at a big-price last time (not for the first time); best form has come over 5f, hard to recommend one with this profile overall.
Looks to be the lesser of the two runners from this yard in the contest with very little (if any) substantial form to his name. Finished last behind I'll Be Good (stablemate) on his handicap debut; hard to side with on the evidence.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Captain Lars||9||10-0||85/40||Full Result|
|T: Archie WatsonJ: Edward Greatrex|
Fiery Breath (4/1), Young Tiger (6/1), Rego Park Lady (6/1), Piazon (15/2), Paco Escostar (8/1), Crosse Fire (8/1), Mightaswellsmile (8/1), Seamster (12/1), Lydiate Lady (12/1), I'll Be Good (16/1), Computable (16/1), Trulove (25/1), Pearl Noir (28/1), Red Hot Fusion (125/1)
- Young Tiger
- Fiery Breath
- Lydiate Lady
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