17:05 Chester Sat 28 September 2019
Sole win in 16 career starts came when making all over 1m4½f here (heavy) in May; inconsistent lately; has scope despite top-weight if able to reproduce the form of his staying on second to Scofflaw here (1m2½f, good to soft) in August.
Course form figures of 211; always towards the fore when winning by a neck over 2m here (good) four weeks ago - Gabrial The One fourth (beaten 2L); a subsequent 3lb rise looks to be perfectly fair; handles soft; contender.
3lb higher than when beating the dual purpose mare Harmonise (stablemate Marengo third) by 1½L at Chepstow (1m4f, good to soft) in August; beaten 7-2f on his sole previous visit to Chester (1m4½f).
14 of his 17 career starts have come at this track (runner-up on four occasions); 2lb higher than when beating Never Do Nothing by ¾L over 1m4½f here (good) in May; ought to make his presence felt in some shape or form.
Drew well clear inside the final furlong when winning in desperate conditions at Carlisle (1m3f, heavy) in May; rather underwhelming from elevated handicap marks since; couldn't be totally discounted now back to his last winning perch.
Failed to win on the Flat for George Baker (0-7); transformed over hurdles by local trainer Oliver Greenall (22111) earning a rating of 130 in that discipline courtesy of wins at Newcastle, Huntingdon and Bangor; interesting despite 155-day absence.
Won here last September (1m6½f), following up a previous Salisbury success; badly out of form since being caught close home by Eddystone Rock here (1m5½f, good) in May; now sits 6lb lower needing a revival - isn't beyond the realms of possibility.
Soft/heavy ground winner (1m-1m4f); in woeful form this season (0-4), finishing a tailed-off last of ten to Percy Prosecco at Catterick (1m4f, soft) six weeks ago; is difficult to muster any enthusiasm for.
Pour Moi gelding; runner-up on all three career starts (1m-1m4f), including when beaten 4L by the promising Ahorsewithnoname in a Catterick novice (1m4f, soft); of definite interest with Gerald Mosse booked for handicap debut; should stay 1m6f.
Dual course winner; 3lb lower than when finishing second to Super Kid here (1m4½f, soft) in June; third to stablemate Ascot Day (trainer also saddles Borak) at Chepstow three starts back; market helpful in assessing the Llewellyn pecking order.
2014 Northumberland Plate winner; snapped a barren spell when scoring at Ripon (2m, good to soft) in June, adding a further success here (2m, good to firm) in July; has gone slightly off the boil again latterly; others stronger.
Progressive and consistent since introduced to turf action in April (3312251); stays, clashing with well-treated rivals when twice second at Nottingham (1m6f-2m) mid-summer; 6lb rise for an easy Class 6 Carlisle success (1m6f, good to soft).
Short odds winner of a weak Newcastle maiden (1m4f) in March; placed (25-1) over 1m4½f here in May; absent for 108 days since toiling behind the then thriving Moon King over this trip at Haydock (heavy) in June; gelded.
Last Year's Winner
|9||Faithful Mount||9||9-8||5/1||Full Result|
|T: Ian WilliamsJ: K T O'Neill|
Wolf Prince (4/1), Lucky Lover Boy (11/2), Well Funded (6/1), Overhaugh Street (6/1), Buriram (7/1), Gabrial The One (7/1), Seeusoon (9/1), Ravenous (14/1), Marengo (16/1), Ascot Day (20/1), Heart Of Soul (20/1), Borak (20/1), Angel Gabrial (33/1), Rayna's World (50/1)
- Overhaugh Street
- Lucky Lover Boy
- Wolf Prince
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