18:30 Newcastle Fri 11 October 2019
Tailed-off (last of 11) on sole previous AW start; 5-30 on turf, and was beaten less than 2L by Buccaneers Vault at Redcar (6f, good to firm) last month; promising young jockey aboard.
Wore blinkers (retained) when winning by 1¾L at Carlisle (6f, good to soft) in September - form franked since by both Suitcase 'N' Taxi (second) and Round The Island (third); of clear interest despite a 5lb rise.
Made all to win at Ripon (6f, good to firm) in July but was a disappointment when a beaten favourite in a Class 5 fillies' handicap here (5f) subsequently; a fraction too high in the handicap?
Moderate in 2019, yet knocked firmly at the door in similar C&D contests around this time last year (twice placed); dangerously handicapped (off a 9-12lb lower mark) if able to recapture that kind of form; very risky to dismiss.
Struck over 7f at Lingfield (standard) three starts back, beating Miss Icon by 1¼L; the combination of a 5lb higher mark and a switch to Newcastle aren't necessarily viewed as positives.
Dual C&D winner - just 1lb above his last winning mark (January); runner-up to the progressive Autumn Flight on his penultimate start at Carlisle (6f, good to soft); merits plenty of respect now switched back to his local track.
Won a 6f Wolverhampton novice for Richard Fahey (as a juvenile); 0-9 since; his best run of the calendar year came over 7f here in June when a staying on third to Defence Treaty; others are preferred.
11-race turf maiden; finished runner-up at Catterick (5f, good to firm) three starts back; is difficult to fancy on AW debut following a rather laboured effort at Ripon (6f, good to soft) a fortnight ago.
Took a step forward from his earlier efforts when winning a small field novice contest at Beverley (5f, good to firm) in July, accounting for the 2/11f Dream Of Honour; hasn't figured constructively since; easing in the weights for AW debut.
Front-runner; lost a shoe in making all at Wolverhampton (7f) in April; mixed fortunes since, but seemingly right back on track at Kempton (6f) latest; remains fairly handicapped for Newcastle debut.
Chelmsford winner (5f); can dwell from the stalls and isn't the easiest of horses to predict; 1lb higher than when finishing just under 2L second to Dutch Story at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) in August; Newcastle debut.
C&D winner, although it should be acknowledged that he's a far more proficient operator around a bend at Wolverhampton; 4lb higher than when winning for tonight's rider Amelia Glass at Leicester (7f, good to firm); place possible.
Let her previous form light years behind when scoring on handicap debut over C&D in January (standard to slow); still 4lb higher in the handicap, but should strip fitter for a couple of recent runs; isn't a forlorn hope in an open contest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs R CarrJ: Callum Rodriguez|
Mutabaahy (9/2), Axe Axelrod (5/1), I Know How (6/1), Mochalov (8/1), Scandinavian Lady (9/1), Peachey Carnehan (10/1), My Town Chicago (10/1), Mr Wagyu (12/1), Avenue Of Stars (12/1), Hawk In The Sky (16/1), Hummingbird (16/1), Kaafy (33/1), Pinarella (33/1), Sepahi (50/1)
- I Know How
- Avenue Of Stars
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