18:45 Wolverhampton Tue 3 December 2019
Second in the Marsh Cup at Newbury (2m) in July but form nosedived in the autumn and left Mick Channon. Best of his AW form would give him a chance off this mark, should he be revitalised starting for new yard.
1m4f winner here last winter and decent strike-rate on AW surfaces (4-18). Unsuited by soft going at Newbury in August when last spotted. Could go well in this.
Yet to really threaten during tame 2019 campaign since joining Ian Williams, though penultimate Chelmsford outing over this trip was a better run. Not the most reliable.
Made a winning seasonal reappearance at Windsor (1m2f; heavy) in October and subsequent Newcastle fourth suggested there might be some profit in stepping up in distance now. Cheekpieces worn last time are off.
Course winner in 2017 (sole AW success from 17 starts). Dual turf scorer this year at Musselburgh since September (including over this trip). Well held on AW at Kempton recently but eased 2lb and not discounted.
Worn down late on when 1L third in a handicap over C&D last week; has gone up in the ratings and into a stronger race here, ensuring more is demanded.
Winless since taking a 1m2½f Dundalk maiden in July 2017 for Joseph O'Brien; eased considerably in the weights in recent years until gradually finding his feet for Karen McLintock; back from short break and capable on these terms.
Just the one win in 13 career starts and needs to prove she wants 1m6f; poor run at Southwell last time but that can possibly be overlooked and bounce-back possible.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Aircraft Carrier||3||9-2||5/2||Full Result|
|T: J RyanJ: M Harley|
Rajinsky (1/1), Western Duke (9/2), Wanaasah (5/1), Dance To Paris (10/1), Battle Of Marathon (11/1), Manjaam (11/1), Diodorus (12/1), Billy Ray (20/1), Weather Front (20/1), Cry Wolf (33/1)
- Western Duke
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