14:20 Leicester Tue 8 October 2019
Won AW handicap (1m1½f) from today's mark in May. Well held in all three starts since, including after wind surgery and in a tongue-tie last time. Bit to prove, including ability to handle testing ground, but new headgear may help.
Second in successive handicaps at Lingfield (1m2f, AW), Southwell (1m4f, AW) and then Salisbury (1m4f, good to firm, BHA mark 52) in the spring. Form dipped, but step back in right direction last time and has frame claims if handling heavy.
Well held in all five starts, being beaten 11½L from a mark of just 48 last time in a Chelmsford handicap (1m5½f). Drops back in trip and headgear now fitted, but only of interest if market vibes strong.
Has run well from higher marks in handicaps on several occasions, without winning. Badly out of sorts last time, but couldn't rule him out of the frame if bouncing back now dropped in grade.
Ran out in a hurdle when with Graeme McPherson, his only public appearance so far. Not hugely encouraging that his first run for this trainer is in a seller. Can only watch.
Yet to show much on the racecourse. Appeared to handle soft okay on his only try. This is his second start after wind surgery, so may be able to show more, but it takes a leap of faith to side with him now dropped in grade.
Well held in all four starts so far, the last two in sellers. Visor now tried (wore cheekpieces at Chepstow last time). Market support would pique interest, but otherwise probably one to watch.
1-19, having won over 1m at Ffos Las (good) 13-months ago, when 8lb higher. Has not been able to add another win this season, but several handicap efforts give him an excellent chance at these weights. Goes well on soft. Blinkers fitted. Claims.
Was runner-up in a similar event here over C&D (heavy) in July. Placed in a Chepstow handicap from a mark of 53 since then. Has to put a poor effort last time out behind him, and not ruled out if he can.
Showed some promise on her second start at Carlisle (1m1f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in June. Well beaten both starts since, including handicap debut latest. Concern that she drops straight into this grade and has it to prove on heavy.
0-16 so far. Can take slight encouragement in the fact that he only placed effort came when third over C&D (heavy) in this grade in July. New headgear tried here, but probably just each-way claims even if back to her best form so far.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R EdderyJ: Darragh Keenan|
Risk Mitigation (3/1), Goodwood Sonnet (5/1), Max Guevara (6/1), Lord Howard (13/2), Cinzento (13/2), Lieutenant Conde (8/1), Bonneville (9/1), Keith (11/1), Little Tipple (22/1), Lady Muk (33/1), Inceyquincyspider (33/1)
- Max Guevara
- Lieutenant Conde
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