19:40 Kempton Tue 5 November 2019
Lightly-raced sort who was well held on his handicap debut last time out at Southwell; his second unpromising start for this yard. Steps up 4f in trip and onto another AW surface; fails to inspire much confidence.
Course winner over 1m3f who appeared to take something of a step back in the right direction at Chelmsford last time although his attitude still looked questionable. Merely passed beaten rivals in the end and still has something to prove.
Scored twice in the spring on the Flat, the second of those wins coming on the AW when better treated than for his first victory. Two moderate starts since the most recent over fences; returns from a break with fitness a question mark.
Returns from a fair absence having scored twice on the AW earlier in the year the most recent of those wins coming over C&D (off a 4lb lower mark). Form of her C&D win worked out well; of interest if she's ready to roll after a fair absence.
Maiden who has shown her best form on the AW; probably bogged down at Pontefract last time in a 1m4f heavy ground maiden (well beaten). Yet to try this sort of trip but worth a try at it stepping back onto the AW and in a handicap again.
Handicap newcomer whose shown very little of her hand (if she has any) in three qualifying starts at up to 1m3f. Now takes a significant step up in trip off a mark that hardly looks lenient; hard to be tempted by her claims.
Had shown very little before scoring on his handicap debut at Lingfield (turf) over 1m2f also benefitting from the fitting of cheekpieces. Two creditable performances since although he's yet to go this far; could make his presence felt if staying.
Mark on the slide but he's been well held in AW handicaps on the whole and overall his profile is rather a limited one. Hard to make a case on what he's shown so far although any market support although unlikely would make him of interest.
Could well progress for his recent outing over 1m4f here (first start for six months); already won a juvenile hurdle here. Best judged on his 1m6f second at Salisbury in May (longest trip he's tried so far on the Flat); interesting off this mark.
Still a maiden despite 17 attempts to break that record although she did run well on her second start for this yard over 2m at Wolverhampton last time. Rather flattered by that run though; chance if several underperform.
Blinkers reached for as he makes his handicap debut having looked rather limited on his three starts so far. Yet to try this sort of trip or run on the AW for that matter but not easy to place and would need others to falter.
Modest maiden (0/13) who stays this trip and ran respectably last time over 1m4f at Wolverhampton from a poor position with the relative test of speed being far from helpful. Has some quirks under pressure but will be suited by this return to 2m.
Yard usually do well with this sort but so far haven't managed to find the key to this one. Back on Polytrack last time over this trip with a first-time visor on she was no match for a big improver; hard to see any of that type in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: K Shoemark|
Vibrance (5/2), Noble Behest (9/2), Thresholdofadream (6/1), Volcanique (13/2), Vlannon (7/1), Sinndarella (8/1), Sir Canford (10/1), Butterfield (14/1), Zamoyski (16/1), Devizes (20/1), Extreme Appeal (25/1), Incus (40/1), Clooney (50/1), War Empress (66/1)
- Noble Behest
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