18:00 Wolverhampton Sat 12 October 2019
Off the mark when dropped into a seller at Leicester in early September and then wasn't beaten as far as the finishing position suggests when back in a nursery last time. The rider knows him well and he has solid claims despite the wide draw.
Form so far has been a mixed bag and no surprise to see him dropped to this level after flattering to deceive in each of his last three starts. The step up in trip should be fine and might open new doors. One to monitor in the betting.
Made no impression in two starts for Charlie Hills and has plenty to prove on debut for his new yard. Safe to say huge improvement is needed. (N.B: his sales price dropped from 80,000 gns as a yearling to just £600 at the Ascot sales in August!)
Tries a visor for the first time after making little impact in five races before now; yet to even get close to troubling the judge so the headgear needs to really perk him up. Difficult to recommend on the evidence available.
Hinted at ability in three starts in novice company but not much progress made in nurseries; latest start was a poor effort in an equally weak race. Possibilities back at 6f and the headgear might assist with any early fizz; the betting can guide.
Finished just behind Speed Merchant in a Class 6 handicap at Southwell on his penultimate start - both were well beaten by the winner - and will do well to get so close to that rival on much worse terms. Hard to fancy this time.
Yard always worth a look in races of this type (won this race last year) and noteworthy this filly stays in a seller after a solid run in a similar race last time. She handled the C&D well on that occasion and can be thereabouts if stepping up.
Needs to be transformed by the fitting of cheekpieces after four heavy defeats so far; not hard to omit form any betting plans even in a weak event such as this. (First time in a seller but still lots to find.)
Well beaten in all five starts up to press and very few positives to highlight; has experience of the AW but not on Tapeta and has finished last on both previous attempts over 6f; easy to rule out on a literal reading of the form.
More exposed than most and already on the slide. However, this is an awful lot easier than any of her previous races and, as she sets the standards on the official BHA ratings, the filly still looks the one to beat this time.
Bred to cope with the AW so the switch from turf might help; but the filly needs a big step forward from her two previous starts. Has form to reverse with Baracca Rocks and needs a lot to go her way this time.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K R BurkeJ: Jason Watson|
Kocasandra (4/5), Speed Merchant (11/2), Call Me Cheers (6/1), Village Rock (7/1), Twittering (9/1), Baracca Rocks (16/1), Kelinda Dice (33/1), Candid (40/1), Koovers (40/1), Dark Moonlight (50/1), Goodman Square (100/1), Rosa P (100/1)
- Call Me Cheers
- Speed Merchant
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