15:35 Beverley Wed 18 September 2019
Has underachieved since winning at Chester (1m4f, good to firm) in June and arrives with plenty of questions to answer; speaking more positively, she returns to her last winning mark (82) and that's certainly considered helpful.
C&D winner last August; driven right out to fend off Firewater at Pontefract (1m2f, good) on his penultimate start; travelled smoothly off his revised mark (4lb higher) here latest until emptying quickly inside the final furlong.
Appreciates hearing his hooves rattle, and was recording a third win for the calendar year when beating First Response by ½L here (1m2f, good to firm) on his penultimate start; 3lb higher; far from guaranteed to stay this extra yardage.
4lb higher than when profiting from a excellent Ben Sanderson ride to beat Bigbadboy by ½L here (1m2f, good) in June; in fair shape since; bumped into a progressive rival latest when his stamina was stretched over 2m; realistic chance.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Ian WilliamsJ: P Mathers|
Arctic Ocean (11/10), Five Helmets (6/5), Regal Mirage (9/4), Cape Islay (7/2), Zihaam (8/1)
- Arctic Ocean
- Regal Mirage