16:30 Windsor Mon 21 October 2019
Hat-trick seeker after 7f wins on heavy ground at Yarmouth and Redcar the last twice. Upped to 1m for the first time but having improved when upped to 7f perhaps he can do so again and looks the one to beat with conditions he revels in.
Hasn't won since three wins in 2017 and now 7lb lower. Inconsistent last year but proving more reliable of late and has had a few chances. Just touched off two back at Chepstow and again holds each-way claims.
Returned from a 79-day break with a couple of decent efforts in defeat last month but set to face different ground/surface conditions here. He's won on good to soft before but any deterioration would count against him. Well handicapped if coping.
Got her 2019 year off to an excellent start, but 9lb rise for winning first time out has since proved to be beyond her. Mark has since been tumbling down, and there were more positive signs at Lingfield (1m; standard) recently.
Off the mark over 1m½f at Hamilton latest in his ninth career start. Raise of 4lb stiffens the task here but doesn't make it impossible and fact his win came on soft means conditions today a positive.
In woeful form in the spring but after five months off he returned with a fine second of 12 at Yarmouth (1m, heavy) just seven days ago. Dreaded bounce factor a concern but otherwise has to be respected now.
Knocking at the door in recent starts and again ran well latest to be second at Ayr. Ought to strike again soon off such a mark but red flag here over the ground having flopped on only previous soft going run.
Carlisle winner in August struggled a little with higher marks since although far from disgraced the last twice. Unproven on soft (fourth in lone start last year) but capable of getting involved if she handles it.
Impressive 4L winner at Bath two starts back and ran equally well latest when second over 1m½f at Nottingham. Up another 4lb for that but in good form at present on soft ground and highly respected here.
Second at Bath three starts back the lone placed effort in eight 2019 starts. Handicap continues to slide but hard to be optimistic.
Won a Class 6 handicap at Salisbury in August and ran with credit twice since - couldn't get to the lead when fourth of just seven in the Silver Cambridgeshire (Class 2) last time out but that was still a solid effort. A danger to all again here.
Three-year-old a maiden of six starts and yet to make any inroads in three handicaps. Mark continues to slide but needs big improvement in first-time blinkers.
In decent form on turf and AW over the summer months but disappointing efforts the last twice at Lingfield and Southwell now make him look a risky proposition.
Runner-up over C&D (good to firm) in July; less effective since, including over this trip on the AW at Lingfield three weeks ago; first-time blinkers replace the usual cheekpieces.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Livvys Dream||3||9-4||6/1||Full Result|
|T: C HillsJ: Callum Shepherd|
Madeleine Bond (4/1), Kingson (5/1), Stallone (7/1), Sootability (8/1), Flying Dragon (9/1), Espresso Freddo (10/1), Sir Hamilton (11/1), Bombastic (11/1), Cuttin' Edge (11/1), Sir Plato (20/1), Noble Fox (20/1), Here's Two (20/1), Global Express (25/1), Kendergarten Kop (33/1)
- Espresso Freddo
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