17:40 Southwell Thu 7 November 2019
Confirmed the promise shown on debut when taking a 6f event here not needing to improve but still producing a stylish performance. He'll stay further so it's interesting to see him back at 5f under a penalty which it won't be easy to overcome.
Absent since winning a minor event at Beverley earlier in the year on her debut (knew what was required; won with something in hand). Fibresand debut under a penalty; should be a leading player if she handles the surface; doubt fitness will be an iss
Failed to progress from his debut over 6f here in September when he hinted at having some ability. That was a steep rise in grade last time and this looks more suitable; on the whole one for handicaps further down the line.
Very green on his debut at York back in the summer when he finished last over 6f this looks to be a more suitable test although he will have to prove himself on the surface (sire 0-15 on Fibresand). Back from an absence and readily passed over.
Promising individual; showed a lot more on his second appearance than he had on his debut still looking a work in progress. Blindfold removed late last time still gave the winner a good workout; Fibresand debut, chance if he takes to the surface.
Has had plenty of experience running his best race last time at Catterick over 5f behind one who set a good standard. Looks a speedy type (travelled well last time); ought to go on Fibresand (sire has a fair record); bold show likely to transpire.
The only newcomer in the field; £25,000 yearling; closely related to smart winner up to 7f Decrypt (2-yo 6f winner, by Dark Angel); dam 2yo 5f winner. Sire (Lethal Force) building a good record at the track (8-26), should come on for the experience.
Shaped well on a couple of occasions particularly on her nursery debut over 6f looking as though the test may have proved too much. Disappointed over 5f again in a handicap last time; Fibresand debut, plenty to prove back in novice company.
Yard have had a cracking season with their 2yo's (63 winners); this one looks to have ability but will need to settle down first; the return to 5f may help in that respect. Makes her Fibresand debut; the second progeny of Dandy Man in the field.
Last Year's Winner
The Bell Conductor (10/11), Royal Context (4/1), Auchterarder (5/1), Rathagan (8/1), Quiet Word (16/1), Ilsereno (20/1), Navajo Dawn (40/1), Mews House (50/1), Evora Knights (66/1)
- The Bell Conductor
- Royal Context
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