20:05 Newcastle Fri 8 November 2019
Just the one win in 21 starts and was tailed off last on her only start this year at Hamilton (6f, soft) in June. Has been competitive off higher marks in the past (including over C&D) but reservations after another long absence.
Narrowly denied off 2lb lower over C&D two runs ago and performed creditably at Catterick (5f, heavy) when the testing ground may have been too much. Generally running well all season and is shortlisted back under these conditions.
Won at Windsor (5f, good) in May and touched off at Redcar shortly after. Four moderate runs since, however, and although he ran fairly on his only AW start (C&D), his chance is taken on trust given his recent form.
Scored for the first time over this C&D two runs ago out where he ran on well inside the closing stages to get up by a neck. Beaten just 1¼L over C&D attempting to follow-up and has place claims again off the same mark.
Three-time winner last year; last two wins coming on the AW (both Tapeta), with one over C&D off today's mark. Found it tougher going this year (0-10) but has run some sound enough races; difficult type to win with, should play a part in the finish.
Just 1lb higher than when scoring over C&D in March but has been rather laboured of late, and it's difficult to know exactly what to expect; has the required ability when on song and an excellent 3lb claimer aboard.
Up 5lb for an easy 3L win over a classified event here (6f) 32 days ago, although a 7lb claimer negates that here. Had ran well over this trip at Musselburgh two runs ago and can't be dismissed if returning in the same heart.
Won off 1lb lower at Carlisle (5f, good to soft) in August but has been inconsistent since. Beaten 2½L into third at Catterick (6f, heavy) last time but may well need a stiffer test to been seen to best effect.
Went up 9lb for winning by 6L at Nottingham (6f, good) in July. Performed well in three subsequent starts but never got involved at Southwell (6f, Fibresand) last time and although she hasn't always ran well there, may just be out of form.
Knocking at the door on turf in September (5f-6f) but is 0-11 on the AW; weakening late in the day here (C&D) last Friday and again at Southwell (5f, Fibresand) on Tuesday. Others preferred.
Has been generally consistent this year, winning at Catterick (6f, good to firm) off 2lb lower in September. Ran well again there 10 days ago to finished third and has solid claims of making the frame again.
Only 1-16 on the AW, that win coming on Fibresand. Won at Hamilton (6f, heavy) three starts ago and ran well in defeat since at Southwell and Catterick (both 6f) but suspicion that dropping to 5f on this surface is not ideal.
Nine-time winner whose last success came in August 2018 off 65. 15lb lower now and was a fair fifth over 6f here on Monday. Over three years since his last victory over this trip, suggesting age has blunted his youthful pace.
A C&D winner who has been below his best so far this year. He was tenth of 13 over C&D on Monday. Drops down a further 1lb in the weights. Others are preferred on the evidence of recent form.
Last Year's Winner
Gleaming Arch (7/2), Burtonwood (5/1), The Grey Zebedee (5/1), Guardia Svizzera (8/1), Extrasolar (9/1), Jeffrey Harris (11/1), Carlovian (22/1), Amelia R (22/1), Moonlit Sands (22/1), Everkyllachy (25/1), Vallarta (25/1), Kibaar (28/1), Mable Lee (28/1), Tomahawk Ridge (28/1)
- The Grey Zebedee
- Jeffrey Harris
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