17:00 Windsor Mon 21 October 2019
Veteran soon to be teenager returns from six months off here and is probably best watched with hurdles exploits better these days.
Been in decent form over hurdles and returns to the level for first time in well over a year a potentially improved horse. Not sure he wants soft ground ideally but certainly one of the more appealing runners in a weak race.
Never involved back on the level at Lingfield last time out and recent chase and hurdle exploits also suggest him out of sorts.
AW specialist (0-3 turf) recently reappeared at Kempton where she looked in need of the run. May strip fitter now but more appealing on synthetic surfaces.
Still only won once but plenty of his summer form suggests this mark well within range. Withdrawn on heavy in the past so would want ground to dry out a little here.
Seven-race maiden showed promise earlier this season although that seems to have petered out now. Unraced on soft ground; needs something to click.
Three-time winner's last success came at Southwell in December. Hit and miss since but turf form certainly less compelling than AW in recent times and others more appealing.
Last of 11 and 12th of 14 since sent handicapping and this maiden has a lot to prove at this juncture.
Made all to win impressively over 7f at Leicester two starts back before fading under similar tactics over 1m at Bath. Never raced over this far but second over 1m2f in only try at that trip so could stay and danger to all with a soft lead.
0-12 since winning on soft ground at Chepstow in June 2018 (beat Power Home by 2¼L); has plenty to prove at present; others preferred.
AW winner not disgraced in turf debut at Brighton latest when sixth of 15 over 1m2f on good to soft ground. Can build on that and highly respected here.
1m4f winner at Brighton last time out and only raised 3lb for the score. That on good to firm and he's relatively untested on soft conditions but probably the one to beat if handling them.
25/1 winner here on handicap debut over C&D on good ground. Respectable effort over 1m4f at Southwell latest and one to consider although soft ground a complete unknown at this stage.
Lingfield winner probably marginally better on AW. Mostly quite consistent without winning since but on soft ground for the first time he may struggle.
Last Year's Winner
|9||Tobacco Road||8||11-0||18/1||Full Result|
|T: Mark PattinsonJ: Mr R Birkett|
Milan Reef (9/4), Spirit Of Angel (7/1), Banksy's Art (15/2), Para Queen (8/1), Essenaitch (8/1), Country'n'western (8/1), L'Un Deux Trois (11/1), King Athelstan (14/1), Outcrop (16/1), Highway Robbery (16/1), Power Home (20/1), Thermal (25/1), Bazooka (28/1), Cousin Khee (50/1), Onomatopoeia (66/1)
- King Athelstan
- Spirit Of Angel
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