17:30 Newcastle Tue 17 September 2019
Yet to win on the AW (0-8) and is returning from an absence of 80-days; placed on her last couple of Flat starts, including over 2m at Chester in June; drop back in trip favourable.
Won three-times over C&D earlier in the year, but hasn't been at his strongest since returning from a spell over hurdles; is slowly easing in the weights and drops back into a Class 5 handicap tonight.
Won twice on Polytrack at Kempton (1m2f-1m3f) for Hugo Palmer in late 2018 (joined this trainer for 25,000gns); 0-8 so far, falling 10lb in the weights since April; slightly more encouraging latest, and a return to the AW should assist.
Has performed consistently well all season, winning over 1m2f at Goodwood and Haydock (both good); runner-up to Sea Battle on his first attempt at this trip at Lingfield 17-days ago; dam Livia's Dream won over 1m4f; reasonable chance.
4lb higher than when scoring by ¾L on AW debut here (1m2f) in June and arrives off the back of another positive effort at Carlisle (second); has won over 1m3f at Hamilton in the past (0-1 beyond that trip).
Back to winning ways when digging deep to fend off the smooth travelling Croeso Cymraeg over C&D earlier this month; 3lb higher, yet resides on a competitive mark on the basis of historic form; likely player.
Should prove capable of winning a race sooner or later for Mick Easterby, but it remains to be seen whether or not this trip is within range; staying on third to Noble Prospector at Wolverhampton (1m½f) 17 days ago; monitoring brief.
Broadly consistent, albeit not a regular winner (2-22); ran as well as could be expected when finishing second to the progressive Monica Sheriff (William Haggas) over C&D latest; competes off the same mark, but isn't copper-bottomed stamina wise.
Course winner (Jan 2017); placed on various occasions during the summer (1m4f-2m1f) without ever appearing to be an obvious future winner; rather underwhelming on his last two starts; look elsewhere.
Last Year's Winner
Dreamweaver (6/4), Brandy Spirit (6/1), Dragon Mountain (6/1), Ad Libitum (8/1), First Dance (8/1), Glan Y Gors (8/1), Granite City Doc (11/1), Royal Flag (50/1), Iconic Belle (100/1)
- Ad Libitum
- First Dance
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