18:00 Southwell Thu 5 December 2019
- Play 4 To Score At Betway Handicap (Class 5)
- 1m 4f 14y, Standard
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Fibresand
Very little AW experience (first time on Fibresand); below form on her first run for this yard at Chelmsford last time (1m2f, slow). Twice a winner on the turf in 2018 she's plummeted in the handicap since then and further eased in grade here.
Dual C&D winner from four attempts he attempts to follow up the latest of those wins under a 5lb penalty for a 5L win. The downside of that win was that it came in what looks a pretty weak race; struggled off marks in the mid 60's and above before.
Twice a course winner over 1m he's failed to win over this trip as yet and may not be the strongest stayer at 1m4f. On a fair losing sequence (not won since January 2018) he may well have needed the run at Newcastle last time; remains on a fair mark.
Looked to have a fair chance returned to C&D last time (only career win came on Fibresand) having shown some promise on turf the time before. Failed to repeat that effort when well beaten by Contingency Fee; big task to reverse that form now.
Ex-French performer (never won there); took advantage of a drop in the weights on first try on turf in GB to win at Chepstow over 2m. Produced some fair efforts since (without winning); not disgraced over 2m here last time (race won by stablemate).
C&D winner late last year in a maiden showing her effectiveness on the surface but has failed to win since then in ten handicaps. Back in headgear last time over C&D (travelled better than most); third to an impressive winner, on a decent mark.
Well-bred sort (half-sister to several winners); gained her first taste of this surface last time in a 1m novice. Now handicapped she makes her debut in this sphere off a mark she should be competitive off, up in trip for a yard who do well here.
C&D winner with that victory being the sole one in her career so far although she did bounce back to form last time over C&D (didn't get the best of passages). Not the most consistent however so not sure to back that run up despite the lenient mark.
Last Year's Winner
Contingency Fee (11/4), Princess Harley (10/3), Sociologist (11/2), Mr Carbonator (6/1), Angel Lane (8/1), Panatos (9/1), Double Reflection (10/1), Going Native (11/1)
- Angel Lane
- Princess Harley
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All eight stand their ground for Saturday's Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown - check out David Ord's horse-by-horse guide.