13:20 Lingfield Thu 28 November 2019
Consistent; was always just held by the winner (Swinley) at Wolverhampton (5f) five weeks ago; 4lb higher with cheekpieces introduced.
33-1 winner at Kempton (6f) in May; went closest since when a 3L runner-up to Angel Grey at Windsor (6f, good) in August; not as sharp lately, so the cheekpieces are added seeking an extra edge.
Back to winning ways over 5f at Newcastle last week, beating Pepper Bay by ½L; 2lb well in under his 6lb penalty (is due an 8lb rise); seems to have a decent rapport with Ellie Mackenzie; contender.
Hasn't progressed since winning on debut at Bath (5f, good to firm) in May; doesn't look to be that well handicapped from an easing mark of 72.
Progressing with racing and ought to find a winning opportunity sooner or later; one for the shortlist on handicap debut after finishing 2½L second to Raaeb (the 2-5f) at Kempton 37 days ago.
Made all, winning unchallenged at Bath (5f, firm) in May; so far has failed to bring his positive early season form into backend nurseries; stablemate of Chasanda.
Won on debut at Windsor (5f, good) in April and made a reasonably encouraging return from a short break at Chepstow in September; poor since and needs to bounce back to form; stablemate of Heer We Go Again.
Far from disgraced in a fair Newbury maiden (6f, good) on his penultimate start; possible excuses (restless in the stalls, slowly away, switchback track) for a poor nursery debut at Brighton (7f).
Beat Elpheba by an emphatic 4L when winning a 6f nursery at Chelmsford in August - the handicapper has been in charge since; blinkers added with the talented 7lb claimer Angus Villiers enlisted.
Cost £55,000 as a yearling; by far his best run to date was on his second start on heavy ground at Nottingham (5f); merits a market check on handicap debut; others preferred if support isn't forthcoming.
Last Year's Winner
Colonel Whitehead (11/8), Colouring (9/2), Birkenhead (6/1), Rathagan (8/1), Champagne Supanova (10/1), Seraphinite (14/1), Wilfy (16/1), Heer We Go Again (20/1), Silver Start (25/1), Chasanda (33/1)
- Colonel Whitehead
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