13:00 Southwell Tue 5 November 2019
Irish raider (stablemate of Pretty Fantasy); has shown some improvement since upped in trip, winning over 1m3½f (heavy) at Limerick; one for the shortlist assuming that he takes to this Fibresand surface.
Maiden (0-12); has plenty of placed form and a proven ability to handle testing conditions; finished just over 1L third to Bruyere at Yarmouth (1m2f, heavy) a fortnight ago; Fibresand debut.
Landed the odds (1-3f) in a three-runner affair in Guernsey (1m2f, firm) in May, but in truth looks to be fairly limited in terms of ability; off the track for 95 days since a poor effort at Bath (1m3½f, firm); visor applied.
Maiden (0-14); beaten a head by Petite Malle at Chelmsford (1m2f) in August, but slightly below that level of form since; makes his Fibresand debut for a doubly represented trainer (also saddles Be Fair).
Stablemate of Thunderoad (formerly with John Joseph Murphy); didn't show a great deal of ability in three starts in Ireland (1m-1m5f); worth a cautionary market check on handicap/AW and stable debut.
Maiden (0-11); disappointing since finishing 3L second to the now 91-rated Mind The Crack at Haydock (1m4f, heavy) in June; now 13lb lower in the weights; hood newly applied.
Placed in Italy (1m2f maiden); raced keenly on stable/AW and GB debut at Chelmsford (1m2f) when finishing last of 13 to Poetic Legacy; 5lb lower; still early days on these shores.
Front-runner; has left Eve Johnson Houghton since finishing a weakening fifth of 15 to Para Queen at Windsor (1m3½f, good) in August; debuts for Ron Barr at a realistic level (£6,000 purchase).
Irish raider (stablemate of Bajan Excell); absent since finishing in rear at Gowran Park (1m, soft/heavy) in October 2018; market a helpful guide on handicap/AW debut.
Started at odds of 200-1 in a 1m novice contest here last week (finished sixth of nine to Snow Ocean); makes precious little appeal on handicap debut.
Last Year's Winner
Pretty Fantasy (13/8), Bajan Excell (7/2), Twpsyn (6/1), Bolt N Brown (7/1), Thunderoad (8/1), Cormier (12/1), Be Fair (33/1), Ideal Grace (40/1), Mia Vittoria (66/1), Freshfield Ferris (150/1)
- Bajan Excell
- Bolt N Brown
- Be Fair
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