15:50 Sedgefield Thu 14 November 2019
14lb higher than when winning at Fakenham (2m7½f, good to soft) in February 2016; fairly lightly raced since (just six starts); consult the market for any necessary clues.
Won back-to-back races here last winter (2m4f-2m5f, soft); is easing slowly in the weights following a couple of modest recent efforts, but still sits 7lb above his last winning mark.
Dual course winner (October 2018); 6lb higher than when hanging on determinedly to fend off the rallying Romeo Brown at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) on his penultimate start.
In the thick of the action until weakening late on seasonal reappearance at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) four weeks ago; twice a winner over 2m5f (including here); stable among the winners lately; no back number.
Beaten by stablemate Prince Khurram on seasonal reappearance at Bangor (2m1f, soft); the body of evidence strongly suggests that the handicapper has his measure.
Bumper and maiden hurdle winner; consistent this autumn for Keith Dalgleish; shouldn't be crabbed for finding Snookered stronger (by 8L) on handicap debut over C&D 25 days ago; retains potential in handicap company.
Lightly raced and is clearly improving with experience over hurdles; stayed on strongly when beating Yes No Maybe So (in the same ownership as Glorious Lady) by 3¾L in a 2m1f maiden hurdle here (soft) 25 days ago; new trip on handicap debut.
Hasn't seen much racing during the course of 2019, and much of his best form has come on the Fibresand at Southwell (Flat); tongue-tie now applied; other days ahead.
Didn't show much in the way of promise in Ireland for P.M.Cloke (0-3); returns to these shores (formerly a fair chaser for Iain Jardine) over hurdles for Daragh Burke; only of any interest if the market speaks positively.
8lb higher than when beating Millie The Minx by 1¾L over 2m1f here (good) last November; shares a recent form line with Cousin Oscar (Bangor); place prospects appear most realistic.
Landed a gamble when scoring on the Flat at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) in August, swiftly following up over hurdles here (2m1f, good) a couple of weeks later; less effective since, owing largely to a 10lb weights rise.
Last Year's Winner
Glorious Lady (3/1), Kingrullah (9/2), Iolani (11/2), Ask Paddington (7/1), Outcrop (15/2), Trongate (11/1), Cousin Oscar (14/1), Near Kettering (14/1), Roycano (18/1), Nicely Indeed (25/1), Brotherly Company (40/1)
- Glorious Lady
- Ask Paddington
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