16:15 Wolverhampton Tue 3 December 2019
Placed in four of six AW starts, including runner-up in C&D claimer in September, has won on turf since at Sandown in this grade and not one to discount with Angus Villiers taking 7lb off.
Terrific AW strike-rate (30%) and comes here in fine tune after taking a claimer at Chelmsford (1m) on stable debut and return from 198 days off. Should go well again.
A 3-49 career record tells its own story, ran some good races in defeat during the spring and summer but not at best recently and yet to win beyond 6f.
Long-standing maiden, runner-up behind Unforgiving Minute at Chelmsford over 7f latest; first-time visor on here and should be in the mix again.
Nine-time turf winner (not since October 2017) remains 0-7 on the AW having failed to justify market prominence in Chelmsford claimer when fourth behind Unforgiving Minute and Azzeccagarbugli recently.
Turf winner over 7f at Carlisle in May off a mark of 64; mostly poor efforts since including tame runs on AW at Newcastle in August/October. Needs to raise game eased in grade.
Maiden of 20 starts on the Flat for variety of trainers and showed little in three recent hurdles runs for this yard; hard to make case on balance.
Winner at Kempton in February in Class 4 handicap off a mark of 78; most toiling lately including claimer at Chelmsford (7f) in October. Better effort not ruled out.
Not beaten far over 7f in this grade at Chelmsford (made running) on penultimate run. Much less encouraging here since in a handicap when fading from the front. Place claims if getting easy lead.
Was successful at Southwell (6f) back in February but has not followed that up since and more to prove than a few of these on form.
Unplaced in 10 career starts, latest being a 25L reverse in 1m1½f claimer around here having gone off 100-1; remains up against it.
Sole win from 21 starst came over 5f at Lingfield (good to firm) in July 2018; October's 6f run here suggested this trip might be within his compass.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Unforgiving Minute||7||10-0||11/8||Full Result|
|T: P W D'ArcyJ: L Morris|
Unforgiving Minute (9/4), Azzeccagarbugli (9/2), Tukhoom (9/2), Fuwairt (11/2), Atletico (6/1), Shady Mccoy (16/1), Smugglers Creek (25/1), Highland Acclaim (25/1), Newstead Abbey (50/1), North Korea (100/1), Opera Kiss (100/1), Phoenix Lightning (150/1)
- Unforgiving Minute
- Highland Acclaim
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