15:40 Windsor Mon 7 October 2019
Picked up where he had left off the previous year when winning on the AW in April but has looked an increasingly tricky customer since then. Very lit-up in first-time visor last time when nearly slipping the field at Haydock; may try similar tactics.
Dual winner last year (minor events) whose yet to really find his form in handicaps this year; well held last time (soft ground). Handicapper appears unwilling to cut him any slack, conditions and this mark contrive to give him a tough task.
Three-time course winner with his latest victory coming over this trip on heavy ground; not lived up to that level of form since returning from a break. 5lb above his last winning mark, hopes pinned on a return to this C&D to spark a revival.
More than useful hurdler/chaser who hasn't been seen on the Flat since 2013; returns from a fair absence. Nicely weighted on his hurdling form (rated 148 over hurdles/143 chase); market may guide as to the level of expectations on his return.
Followed up his Newbury win in good style at Epsom despite having to run from out of the weights displaying his liking for soft/heavy ground. Made all on both occasions; still looks well treated despite a 5lb penalty; leading contender, hard to beat.
Well backed when last seen here over 1m2f under much quicker conditions he's shown some useful form but has still to win a race. Looks as though there are races to be won with him off this sort of mark; does have to overcome a fair absence.
Switched to the Flat after running two sound enough races over hurdles for this yard after coming from Phillip Hide. Proved as good as ever overcoming an eight month absence to make a winning Flat debut; 6lb higher he must enter calculations.
Having shaped like a winner in waiting at Ayr he duly delivered on that promise to score at Chester over 1m2f in testing conditions. Shaped as though still in good form when failing to follow up under a penalty, race may have come too soon.
Only a few miles on the clock (yet to win a race); got back on track last time although not suited by the test of speed on good ground over 1m2f (Chester). Yet to be tested under the prevailing conditions but hard to rule out given his background.
One of only two 3yo's in the field who looks to have some room for progress (this will his fifth start); won a minor event at Lingfield over 1m2f in August. Handed a stiff looking handicap mark which rather tempers enthusiasm for his chance.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Mr Reckless||3||9-5||4/1||Full Result|
|T: J A OsborneJ: Nicola Currie|
Torcello (2/1), Top Power (11/2), Lightly Squeeze (6/1), Crystal King (13/2), Fannie By Gaslight (7/1), Escapability (9/1), Dragons Voice (16/1), Sandyman (22/1), Autumn War (28/1), Chesterfield (66/1)
- Top Power
- Lightly Squeeze
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