14:30 Windsor Mon 14 October 2019
- Attheraces Nursery (Class 5)
- 6f 12y, Heavy
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Proved his Bath (5f; firm) third two starts back was no fluke when making the frame again at Kempton (6f; standard to slow) last month when he stepped up to 6f for the first time. Major player on handicap debut.
Ran in accordance with his 50-1 odds when suffering a heavy defeat at Bath (5f; good to soft) on handicap debut recently. Major improvement required to feature on that evidence, and he is unlikely to be up there with the leading contenders.
Proved majorly underwhelming since switched to handicap sphere, and was behind Shani & Global Agreement last time out. Subsequently has plenty to prove and his yard are out of form. Others preferred.
Ran too bad to be true when 10th of 10 at Kempton (6f; standard to slow) last month. Does possess form, such as when she was third at Wolverhampton (6f; standard) two starts back, which would bring her into this.
Has been competitive in first two handicap starts. Would have to step up a bit on the bare form of his recent fifth at Brighton (7f; good to soft), thought the drop back to 6f may allow him to do that.
Respectable enough effort when third behind a couple of less exposed sorts (handicap newcomers) at Chepstow (6f; good) when last seen. Has form on the forecast slower ground (second at York in a seller on soft in June). Definite place claims.
Got off to a flying start in handicaps earlier in the season, but she has gone off the boil the last twice. Failed to beat a single rival when fifth at Salisbury (6f; good) last time. Lots to prove.
Handicap newcomer whose sole promising effort in maidens came at this track over 5f. Should appreciate the switch to this grade, and it will be interesting to see what the market has to say about her chances.
Posted a more encouraging effort last time out when returning to form at Bath (5f; good to soft) to finish third. That was by far her best effort to date in handicap company, and she can get involved if able to build on that.
Ran well over this C&D on three previous visits. Bounced back from disappointing effort on the AW when a neck-second at Chepstow (5f; good to soft). Step back up to 6f should suit, and she is feared.
Didn't cut much ice in maidens and is yet to show any improvement for the switch to handicaps. Well-beaten when seventh of eight at Wolverhampton (6f; standard) on AW debut most recently. Now returns to turf. Best watched.
Last Year's Winner
Alfies Watch (9/2), Santorini Sal (6/1), Bowling Russian (6/1), Global Agreement (13/2), Shani (8/1), Lili Wen Fach (8/1), Bartat (8/1), Twice As Likely (8/1), Magical Force (14/1), Littleton Hall (14/1), Birkie Queen (20/1)
- Alfies Watch
- Lili Wen Fach
- Santorini Sal
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