14:40 Huntingdon Tue 12 November 2019
No win in 8 starts and in truth, not progressing as he should be; a disappointing beaten favourite again last time at Stratford, soft ground there a possible excuse but needs to get back on track now.
Has looked very much in need of some headgear, which he gets here, so could improve on his fourth at Bangor (about 6l behind Armattikan there) and his poor effort at Chepstow last time out; not discounted but risky.
Looks feasibly handicapped on her Flat form and her fifth at Market Rasen last month wasn't terrible; however, has her own ideas about the game, and this will be her third change of headgear in 10 starts. Risky, but young enough to improve.
Second at Musselburgh over this trip in March gives her some hope here, but a heavy fall after that seems to have knocked her confidence a little since then. Not really progressing as she should, so others make a little more appeal.
Made all to score at Stratford back in August but a mid-race mistake cost him any chance of following up at Market Rasen last month; not inconceivable he could get back on track here if he jumps better.
Looked useful when winning a couple of bumpers on her first two starts but hasn't gone on from that, and was last seen finishing well down the field at Worcester; another that needs to turn things around now.
Bumper winner at Towcester on debut but that seems a long time ago now; going nowhere quickly at present and new combination of headgear produced only slightly better at Exeter last time; plenty to prove at present.
May have found 3m too far last time, so at least has an excuse for that; some promise to be taken from her efforts before that and she is only four, so has scope for improvement; on those scores alone she is worth consideration in a moderate event.
Still a maiden after 17 starts and has only hit the frame once; despite that, often attracts support and has gone off favourite twice this autumn, only to disappoint; fans may be back for more with yard in sparkling form, but they need deep pockets.
Soundly beaten all four starts to date, but as a result faces a more realistic task off her opening mark in handicaps; might have her own ideas about things though, and not one for the mortgage under any circumstances.
Her third over this trip at Bangor in August would give her hope in this moderate contest if she could reproduce it, but was well beaten last time; soft ground there a possible excuse, so could bounce back in a weak event, and has place chances.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A W CarrollJ: James Nixon|
Dan Gun (9/4), Armattiekan (9/2), Jessica Rabbit (7/1), Raving Bonkers (7/1), Andapa (9/1), Splash The Cash (10/1), No Cruise Yet (16/1), Scottsdale (16/1), Lilypad (16/1), Catlin (40/1), Lady Ingleby (50/1)
- Jessica Rabbit
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