12:10 Lingfield Thu 28 November 2019
Won four on the bounce on turf (all 5f) in 2018 but comfortably held on all three starts this year, including on the Fibresand at Southwell (5f).
5lb higher than for the second of her August wins (Epsom, 6f good); has won on Polytrack and Tapeta previously (2-8 AW); Jonathan Fisher's 7lb claim is considered helpful.
Ex Saeed Bin Suroor; struck on his second start for this trainer when beating the recent Newcastle scorer Rhossili Down in a 6f novice at Chelmsford; merits respect on handicap debut.
Bar a blip on her most recent outing, she's been broadly consistent since back-to-back turf wins in the spring (5f-6f); the suspicion is that others may prove better handicapped.
Progressive since returning to action in September; off the mark over 5f at Wolverhampton (novice), adding another success with a late thrust at Chelmsford (5f, Class 5 handicap) three weeks ago; 2lb higher; 6f shouldn't trouble.
3lb higher than when beating Tan by 1½L at Brighton (5½f, good to firm) in September; set plenty to do when a beaten favourite on AW debut at Kempton (5f) latest - never troubled the leaders; certainly isn't discounted.
Made all when winning a Catterick nursery (7f, good to firm) for Simon Crisford in October 2018; absent since competing at Meydan in the early months of 2019; joined this trainer for 10,000gns in July.
Increasingly difficult to win with nowadays (5-24 overall on the AW) but drops back to his last winning mark (75) so that will undoubtedly aid his chances; fourth to Thegreatestshowman here (5f) last Saturday.
Regressive; has beaten just a single rival in his last five racecourse visits (5f-6f); demonstrably possessed the required ability as a juvenile and theoretically is attractively handicapped; in fairness is also relatively unexposed on the AW (0-1).
3-7 on the AW (includes 2 C&D wins); made all and battled on gamely when springing a 25-1 surprise at Nottingham (6f, good to soft) in June; beaten at York next time and absent since (for 125 days).
No win since September 2018 (5f, Sandown) and refused to race after rearing at the start at Southwell 19-days ago; can only be watched for the moment.
Lightly raced (has made just six starts); comfortable winner of a 7f novice at Chelmsford in May, and not far from that same level of form since introduced to handicapping; easing marginally in the weights.
Last Year's Winner
Spirited Guest (9/4), Mohareb (9/2), Daring Venture (11/2), Wiley Post (8/1), Sonja Henie (8/1), Spring Romance (8/1), Joegogo (10/1), Chitra (20/1), Oberyn Martell (25/1), Gnaad (33/1), Ghost Queen (33/1), Laith Alareen (50/1)
- Spirited Guest
- Wiley Post
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