15:30 Thirsk Mon 16 September 2019
Has been well below form on the whole this year, a close third at Pontefract in May not repeated since. Does take a sharp drop in class, but needs to make it count.
Won on racecourse debut for Kevin Ryan, but lightly raced since, and disappointed on handicap bow at Ayr in July before joining new connections for just £4,000 last month.
Runner-up three times off this mark in the past month or so for current yard, but was a little disappointing when only sixth of 7 at Brighton a week ago, and she's none too reliable.
Won three in succession last summer, including twice at Hamilton on an easy surface. Generally disappointing this season, and ran a stinker at that venue most recently, albeit with heavy ground a possible excuse.
Goes well at Catterick as a rule, but just respectable efforts in defeat there on his last three starts, and while he's now 1lb lower than when winning here in May, he needs to step up a little to snap a losing sequence.
Latest run at Newcastle is forgivable, and had been running creditably over 7f prior to that. Doesn't lack pace, so return to a well-run 6f may suit, and he's one to consider.
Beaten a neck by Ninjago in a similar race over C&D in June, and while he's been below that form on all three starts since, it would not be a big shock to see him get back on track with conditions to suit.
Well treated on his juvenile form, but he's yet to win a handicap, and he's not fired in three outings this term. Possible that his last run was needed after a break, but leap of faith needed to back him on that basis.
Has shown regressive form in four starts this year, and although it's possible that he will do better after a lengthy break in which he's had wind surgery, others are a bit more convincing.
Started the season well, and won at Redcar in May, but she has been below form since, and markedly so on her last couple of starts. Has plenty to prove now.
Disappointing since second at Carlisle in July, and while he got back on track to some degree when fourth of 13 to Sophia Maria in a 6f handicap at Newcastle last month, he's far from certain to build on that given his patchy profile.
Hasn't been quite at his best since winning off a 1lb lower mark at Ripon in June, but running well enough to think he could be a player dropped into selling company, and forecast rain is a bonus.
Mixed bag since winning at Redcar in April. ending a sequence of poor runs with a more encouraging fifth of 17 to Hi Ho Silver in an apprentice handicap at Lingfield last time. Tried in a hood now, and claims if it has the desired effect.
Won at Ripon in June, but in-and-out since, although rather out of her depth when well beaten at Southwell last time. On a fair mark if refinding her form, but risky.
Back to form on last two starts, finishing fourth of 20 at Redcar (6f) and not beaten far at Newcastle last time. Most of his best efforts have come over 5f, but seems better at slightly further these days.
Ran poorly at Chepstow last time, but placed in a trio of handicaps at around 7f prior to that, so should bounce back. Worry is the trip, as she stays 1¼m,. and hasn't tackled 6f in over two years.
Her best efforts have come on artificial surfaces. and well held in two turf handicaps in June/July. Failed to get home at Newcastle last time, and makes limited appeal back on grass.
Kept to AW this year, and twice ran well at Chelmsford in the spring. Last two runs have been poor, however, and well over a year since she showed form on this surface.
Largely below even his usual modest form this year, and recent efforts have not hinted at an imminent revival, so appears safe to leave him out of calculations.
Last Year's Winner
Dandy Highwayman (7/1), La Cumparsita (7/1), Van Gerwen (15/2), Indian Pursuit (8/1), Fard (9/1), Cupid's Arrow (10/1), Spirit Of Zebedee (10/1), Brockey Rise (12/1), Fairy Fast (14/1), Cooperess (16/1), Guardia Svizzera (18/1), Roaring Rory (18/1), Ascot Dreamer (18/1), Optimickstickhill (25/1), Racquet (33/1), Packington Lane (33/1), Frosted Lass (33/1), Fort Benton (33/1), My Girl Maisie (50/1), Metal Exchange (50/1)
- Spirit Of Zebedee
- Dandy Highwayman
- Indian Pursuit
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