16:10 Beverley Tue 24 September 2019
Mostly struggled since second of two July wins and remains 7lb higher than for the latter with handicapper slow to loosen his grip; others appeal as better treated.
Back on a reasonable handicap mark recently and made that count with game success in 1m Carlisle handicap in late August. Mark remains similar but well behind Kilbaha Lady at Doncaster latest so good bit to find.
Musselburgh winner two starts back finished midfield at Ayr just last week in a 1m handicap off today's mark which is 5lb higher than aforementioned win. More needed to play a significant part.
Early season promise now fading from memory after two pretty poor efforts the last twice. Had a break since finishing last at Pontefract in July but best watched on balance.
Twice a winner at two but basically looked at the mercy of the handicapper in five unplaced starts in 2019. Mark sliding all the time but others are more compelling still.
Three-time winner made the frame in five of his nine races this term without winning. Ran well here two starts back before sub-par Musselburgh run after a slow start but could again play a part with strong pace likely.
Father time may have caught up with the 13-time winner of his 130 starts based on seven consecutive unplaced efforts coming into this.
C&D third penultimately a career-best for this maiden of 12 starts but in deeper waters this time she will do well to replicate the effort.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J L EyreJ: D Allan|
Ventura Royal (10/3), Hackle Setter (4/1), Osmosis (5/1), Placebo Effect (5/1), Kilbaha Lady (11/2), Cuttin' Edge (6/1), Baashiq (6/1), Salam Zayed (7/1), Straight Ash (8/1), Northern Lyte (8/1), Whatwouldyouknow (8/1), Ideal Candy (10/1), Showboating (11/1), John Clare (12/1)
- Kilbaha Lady
- Cuttin' Edge