18:30 Newcastle Fri 25 October 2019
Offered some promise in decent quality maidens earlier in the season. Has subsequently proved to be quite underwhelming since switched to handicaps. Steps back up in trip to 7f on return to AW. Major revival required.
Only runner in this field to have actually won a race when successful at Ffos Las (6f; good) two starts ago. Possible excuses when last of six in atrocious conditions in what was a quality contest at Hamilton (6f; heavy). On the shortlist.
Handicap newcomer who was never involved in any of his three starts in maidens. He should appreciate the drop into these much more calmer waters, but needs to show significant improvement to play a part. Check market vibes.
Last three starts have all been in this grade over C&D, where he has failed to land a significant blow in any of those runs. No reason why there should be any sudden improvement shown by him, so he can only be watched.
Only low-key in maidens, but the switch to handicaps offers room for improvement for all that he does have something to prove. Respected for this trainer/jockey combo and it will be interesting to see if there is any market support for him.
Unable to reproduce the form of her fourth at Wolverhampton (7f; standard) when a slightly underwhelming ninth of 13 at Kempton (1m; standard to slow) most recently. Drops back to 7f and is worth another chance. Place claims.
0-7 and despite not being beaten far into fourth at Wolverhampton (7f; standard) recently, that was in a seller. Needs to step up if she is to be competitive back in this grade. Unlikely that will happen. Can be easily opposed.
Efforts in turf maidens offered hope that she could be competitive in handicaps. Hard to make a case for given the manner of her two defeats since switching to this sphere though. Watching brief advised until she begins to offer more encouragement.
Handicap debut when runner-up at Lingfield (7f; good to firm) was hugely promising. He would have a chance in this contest if in similar form. However, two subsequent efforts have not been as good. Yard/jockey combo among the winners at present.
Signs of encouragement when dropped down to 6f at Chelmsford (6f; standard) when just missing out on making the frame. Steps back up to 7f now and has place claims if building on most recent run.
Made little impact the last twice since switched to nurseries, including when last of seven at Lingfield (7f; good to firm) most recently. Form of the yard is also of concern (three weeks since last winner on the flat).
Drops back a furlong in trip after finishing down the field in a warm fillies' novice stakes race last time out. This is a much more realistic assignment on her handicap debut. Does need to improve, but a major player if doing so.
Showed very little promise in maidens, and she failed to beat a single rival on handicap debut at Chelmsford (6f; standard) in this grade at the start of the month. Cannot be fancied with major improvement required on this fifth career start.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Burning Lake||2||9-7||9/2||Full Result|
|T: C HillsJ: L Morris|
Camacho Man (11/4), Inductive (7/2), Star Of St Louis (8/1), Indra Dawn (8/1), William Thomas (12/1), Rominintheglomin (14/1), Ventura Destiny (16/1), Speed Dating (16/1), Halfacrown (18/1), Schumli (20/1), Sheung Wan (22/1), Imperial Eagle (33/1), Yorkshire Grey (33/1), Sassy Lassy (80/1)
- Indra Dawn
- Star Of St Louis