14:15 Newcastle Fri 15 November 2019
Struggling from halfway on chasing debut/seasonal reappearance at Uttoxeter (2m6½f, soft) four weeks ago; that said, the winner of that race followed up at Newbury and this is undoubtedly an easier assignment despite the burden of 12st 5lb.
Yet to win over fences (0-6), although did run a fair race at Uttoxeter (2m6½f, soft) in January - finished 12L third to Skewiff; handicap mark easing ever so slightly on return from a 203-day absence.
Productive over hurdles during the early months of the calendar year, winning on soft ground at Ayr (2m5½f) before hitting the frame on her next two starts; still early days over fences (0-2) - pulled up over the summer at Perth (3m).
With Michael Scudamore when finishing last of three in this contest last year - beaten 26L by stablemate Dawnieriver; switched to Ben Pauling thereafter; pleasing second on seasonal reappearance (debut for this trainer) at Worcester (2m7f, gd/soft).
Found her feet under rules at Hexham during the spring by winning a modest Class 5 handicap over 2m4f (good to soft); fair second back there a fortnight later; off since and a further 4lb higher today; stays 3m.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M ScudamoreJ: Benjamin Poste|
Royal Claret (9/4), Talkofgold (11/4), Sheneededtherun (4/1), Angels Antics (11/2), Kitty Fisher (6/1)
- Royal Claret
- Kitty Fisher
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