13:25 Brighton Thu 17 October 2019
Showed good early pace but was soon overhauled and backpedaling when finishing behind Firenze Rosa at Bath last month; better off at the weights and suited by soft ground but still a stiff test to reverse the form.
Thrived lately and ran on strongly to score over C&D nine days ago; carries 5lb extra but rider's claims more than covers the hike. Follow up not ruled out while conditions are in her favour; leading contender after going close at Bath on Wednesday.
Still relatively unexposed but hasn't made much progress in three starts since May and was easily brushed aside in a Class 5 handicap earlier in the month. The ease in grade and slight drop in trip might suit but she still has something to prove.
Well handicapped and better off with Firenze Rosa from the last time they met; not much to find on a literal reading of their Lingfield encounter. However, the mare has always shown better levels on a synthetic surface and comes with risk attached.
Handles this course well but needed a career lowest mark to get back to winning ways on the AW last month. Just 2lb higher but lacks consistency and soft ground unlikely to be ideal. (Engaged at Kempton on Wednesday.)
Has a 5lb pull with Firenze Rosa after their C&D encounter last month and feasible he'll be closer this time; won this race from a 2lb lower mark last season and back after a similar build-up. Worth a betting check but strike-rate on turf is poor.
Has ability and the pick of his form reads well However, he's out of the weights and the majority of his racing has been on the AW tracks; also something to prove now dropped in trip; only a strong move in the betting would sway the interest.
Another renewing rivalries with Firenze Rosa on more favourable terms than last month (was also behind that rival at Goodwood in August but much better off today). Consistency isn't her strong point lately but she'd still be dangerous to rule out.
Well handicapped and fresher than most after a light 2019 campaign; wasn't beaten far in an amateur rider's race at Windsor in early October and will be a lot sharper this time. Ran well only previous time in blinkers; could be good value here.
Veteran with only a solitary win to his name since 2016; ran above market expectations when fifth behind Firenze Rosa over C&D at the start of this month and interesting to note Luke Morris takes over from a 7lb claimer. Place claims with a step up.
0-18 and plenty to find on recent form (was 4¾L behind Cool Strutter here last time out) and looks opposable from just out of the weights.
Last Year's Winner
|10||Cool Strutter||6||8-12||7/1||Full Result|
|T: J L SpearingJ: Jack Mitchell|
Firenze Rosa (11/8), Bahamian Sunrise (6/1), Mister Freeze (7/1), Ocean Temptress (9/1), Cool Strutter (10/1), Mad Endeavour (10/1), Wild Flower (14/1), Flowing Clarets (16/1), Knockout Blow (16/1), Red Snapper (16/1), Pharoh Jake (33/1), Mercers (33/1), Shaffire (50/1), Free Talkin (100/1)
- Ocean Temptress
- Firenze Rosa
- Mad Endeavour
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