18:15 Wolverhampton Mon 2 December 2019
Has run creditably on both starts since landing a 7f handicap at Kempton in September, most recently over C&D, but arguably just in the handicapper's grip off 5lb higher mark than for that win.
Placed four times in ten starts, but still looking for elusive first win. Matched pick of her form in first-time blinkers at Chelmsford (6f) last time. Return to 7f no problem, and claims if headgear continues to have a positive effect.
Attracted support on return from a break over 6f at Newcastle last time, (tongue tied) but ran poorly, as he had when visored previously. Too soon to write off, but another change of headgear suggests he's holding something back for himself.
Runner-up at Newcastle (6f) in October, but not in quite the same form twice since, and he looks high in the weights having gained his latest win off 5lb lower at Leicester.
Not the force of old (in France), but took a step in the right direction when fourth of 12 to Pearl of Qatar in a 6f handicap at Newcastle last time. Step up in trip will suit, and claims if getting a clear passage from inside stall.
Runner-up in a 1m½f handicap here in June, but has now gone 21 runs without success, and recent efforts are less encouraging. Handicapper given him a chance, but risky.
Runner-up over 6f at Ffos Las in August, but that's not the strongest piece of form, and she disappointed last time at Leicester. Has looked a dubious stayer in two previous tries at 7f+.
All career wins have been at 6f and a couple of runs over 7f recently have not been entirely convincing, weakening late after travelling well close up at Lingfield last week.
Mainly poor form this year but well treated as a result, and bounced back to winning ways in first-time blinkers at Newcastle (7f) last time. Must go well if he's in the same form, although overall record tempers confidence a little.
Last Year's Winner
Rivas Rob Roy (11/4), Mount Wellington (4/1), Ghazan (5/1), Ishebayorgrey (5/1), Seraphim (6/1), Peachey Carnehan (8/1), Ubla (10/1), Round The Island (12/1), Painted Dream (12/1), Kodiline (12/1), Elzaam's Dream (14/1), Iron Ryan (16/1)
- Rivas Rob Roy
- Mount Wellington
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