19:10 Kempton Wed 6 November 2019
Had dropped back to his last winning mark at Epsom (7f, good) in September, and almost exploited that fact, but wasn't in the same form at Chelmsford (1m) last time. Return to this trip will help, though, and not ruled out.
C&D winner faced a stiff task in a Listed race on her penultimate start, and got back to form when a close third of 10 to Dizzy G in a 6f handicap at Wolverhampton last time. return to this trip no problem, and likely to go close.
Has run creditably for this rider since winning at Brighton in August, but most of his racing is done over 6f, and while he has had excuses, he has been unplaced on both starts over this trip.
Three wins have come at up to 5½f, although can get outpaced in her races. Kept on again when fourth of 10 over 6f at Wolverhampton last time, and possible she is ready for a step up in distance. Could improve again if staying new trip.
Patchy form on turf this year, but highly tried as a rule, and won at Wolverhampton in March on sole AW outing. Hard to weigh up, but dangerous to dismiss.
Best effort this season when 1¾L third in a C&D handicap on penultimate outing, but was behind a pair of these at Wolverhampton last time, and needs to settle better than she did there if she's to win.
Hasn't gone on since winning a C&D novice in June, although much better than the result when 2¾L last of 8 over C&D two starts back. Couldn't confirm that impression when failing to stay 1m when visored here last time. Headgear off now.
Won a French maiden for Gina Rarick on 2018 debut, and had a breathing operation prior to debut for new yard when 3½L sixth of 11 to Kwela on handicap debut over C&D last time. Not a surprise to see her figure off a 5lb lower mark.
Exposed maiden who probably needed the run after a break at Chelmsford last time, and will strip fitter. Consistent enough prior to that, but likely to fall short on balance.
Last Year's Winner
Jackstar (9/4), Alhakmah (9/2), Buckingham (5/1), Tipperary Jack (11/2), Whisper Aloud (7/1), Derry Boy (8/1), Irene May (11/1), Tin Hat (16/1), Reponse Exacte (20/1)
- Reponse Exacte
- Whisper Aloud
- Irene May
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