17:40 Kempton Wed 4 December 2019
Won here on his seasonal return in April and ran two respectable races in valuable handicaps subsequently prior to disappointing at Newmarket last time out; drop back in trip could suit and he's interesting on his first start since a wind operation.
Group 2 winner as a juvenile and back to form when placed in Listed company at Newmarket in September prior to another solid effort when runner-up here last time. Sweated up and raced keenly that day so may do better in first-time cheekpieces here.
Made it four wins from his first six starts in Listed company at Newmarket in April 2018. Hasn't won since but far from disgraced in behind Stradivarius in the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup when last seen. Drop in trip shouldn't be an issue; AW debut.
Unbeaten in three AW starts and beat an in form rival at Salisbury in September. A little disappointing when third at Newmarket last time (Loxley runner-up) when possibly unsuited by the tactical race; very interesting contender back on AW.
Just a maiden win to his name to date but has some very smart form, notably runner-up to the subsequent Derby winner in the Lingfield Trial and runner-up behind a smart sort in Listed company at Newmarket last time out. Ought to have more to come.
Wide margin C&D winner when a short priced favourite for a fillies' handicap that worked out well subsequently. Respectable runs in defeat in her two starts since, particularly when given a bit too much to do in Listed class at Lingfield last time.
Has won two of her 10 starts but they have both come in handicap company and she was well beaten on AW debut last time out in Listed class. Has a tough ask in a decent renewal of this contest.
Made it two wins from her last three starts with a second C&D win last time out. However, that was all the way down in a class 4 handicap and she surely has too much on her plate against proven Group performers here.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Spark Plug||7||9-6||16/1||Full Result|
|T: B J MeehanJ: Tom Marquand|
Loxley (9/4), Pablo Escobarr (9/2), Hameem (11/2), Collide (11/2), Weekender (11/2), Mildenberger (13/2), Hulcote (25/1), Hermosura (50/1)
- Pablo Escobarr
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