20:10 Kempton Tue 5 November 2019
Twice a winner this year but at 1m2f rather than at today's trip which he was tried over last time but not really fully tested although that race looked at stronger one than this. Just 2lb higher than his last winning mark; respected.
Twice a winner this year he proved better than ever under today's rider last time winning a well-run 1m1f handicap by 4L (his second win of the year). Yet to be tested at this trip on the Flat (has won over hurdles at 2m); up 7lb but still unexposed.
Rather a mixed bag of performances since his back-to-back AW wins at up to 1m6f in January. Appeared to back somewhere near that level of form at Catterick in September (travelled well; disappointing finishing effort); a little more required.
In good form during the summer conjuring up a spell that saw him win three out of four handicaps at up to 1m4f, the last one off a 2lb lower mark. Well below that level on his last two starts; the most recent of those below-par runs coming on AW debu
Took a step back in the right direction over C&D last time the first-time visor obviously paying dividends. Stays this trip (usually races off the pace); nicely weighted if he's now able to use that run as a springboard for a full revival.
Qualified for handicaps with three efforts of varying quality when with Jamie Osborne two of three suggesting that he had ability. Makes handicap/AW/stable debut off the back of a significant absence; market vibes if positive will be of interest.
Back on Flat/AW after racing too freely to do himself justice over hurdles last time running below-par and in complete contrast to his three Flat wins this year. Still features on a good mark; should be better off in this discipline.
Better horse on the AW (5-28) but has been held off this mark on her last two AW starts. Shaped well enough last time though with the race not really playing to her strengths (left in a hopeless position); more required despite that performance.
Failed to fire on the Flat this year and despite falling well below his last winning mark he's mot really shown the spark to be able to take advantage. Unseated rider early on over hurdles last time; others present a stronger case.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M P TregoningJ: Mr R Birkett|
Tralee Hills (10/3), My Boy Sepoy (7/2), Percy Prosecco (9/2), Blue Medici (5/1), Long Call (6/1), Bird For Life (16/1), Sarim (20/1), French Mix (20/1), Ravenous (33/1)
- Tralee Hills
- Long Call
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