14:20 Sandown Fri 13 September 2019
Never got into the contest on his debut at Salisbury (6f) after being slowly into stride, eventually finishing 10th of 14 runners, 14½L behind the winner. Stepping down in trip here. Needs to take a huge step forward to be in the mix.
Made his debut at Lingfield (5f) earlier this month where he soon became outpaced in the race, coming home sixth of eight. Will have most likely learnt a lot from that experience, however, he does need to improve on his second appearance.
Has had three starts now to get off the mark. His most recent appearance came in France at Deauville where he was third of seven in a 6f contest. Having his first appearance at 5f here and tongue-tie is on for the first time. Each-way claims.
Was much better on his second start last time at Newmarket over 6f where he finished third of nine, 3L away at the finish, despite running keenly in the opening stages. This distance is likely to suit him better. One to consider.
Finished second over this C&D two starts back where he was just ½L away. He also had to settle for runner-up at Bath (5f) on his latest appearance, ¾L behind the winner. One for the shortlist, given how well he has performed at this trip.
Has gone close on both of his two appearances so far. He was second of six on his debut at Newcastle (6f) on the AW, while last time he was also second at Yarmouth over 7f. Down in trip here. Leading contender.
Was ninth of 13 on her debut at Windsor (6f) after going off at 20/1. She was very green on that opening start and hung left often in the early stages. Needs to show a lot more on her second appearance to be competitive.
Poet's Voice filly who was foaled on April 5. Her dam won over 7f as a two-year-old. She is a half-sister to Shardu, who prevailed over 1m, and Yalaietanee who was successful abroad. Looks smart on paper so expect a big run.
Was last of seven on debut at Salisbury (6f). Made a huge step forward on her second start as she was only 2¾L away in sixth place in a big runner field at Ascot (6f). Dropping down in distance. Worth considering.
Has struggled on her two appearances on the track so far. She was last of 12 at Windsor (6f) on her debut and then finished seventh of 11 at Salisbury (6f) after going off at 100/1. Much more needed on her third attempt.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W J HaggasJ: Charles Bishop|
Spreadsheet (2/5), Sand Diego (4/1), Qaseeda (9/1), Rapidash (10/1), Many A Star (14/1), Lin Chong (16/1), Hooray Henry (33/1), Brenner Pass (66/1), Marzipan (100/1), Woodsmokehill (100/1)
- Sand Diego