19:00 Southwell Thu 5 December 2019
- Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap (Class 6)
- 4f 214y, Standard
- 13 Runners
- Surface: Fibresand
Dual C&D winner who got back on track last time out with a creditable second to one who also excels on Fibresand. A consistent sort she shouldn't be far away off a mark just 2lb above her last winning one; definite one for the shortlist.
Another dual C&D winner in the field but one who has plummeted in the handicap, now finds himself 18lb lower than his last win. Yet to score for this stable, losing run starting to extend in a worrying manner; not disgraced last time, more needed.
0-7 over C&D (yet to be even placed) the blinkers that were used last time to introduce some spark are retained here. Continues below form though despite falling to a mark 13lb below her last win; hard to fashion a case on her recent performances.
Not received the best of rides on his last two starts (had a hopeless task last time over C&D); hard to say that he truly enjoys this surface though. More experienced rider takes over this time, better than form figures suggest, awkward draw.
Off the mark when taking a weak C&D event here last month the trip to 5f looking to provide the key to her. Failed to live up to expectation back on Tapeta last time over the same trip; move back here should help, this is tougher than her win here.
On a long losing sequence with his C&D win looking a long time ago now despite having a much reduced mark to play with. Latest efforts suggest that he's not in any sort of form to take advantage though; little impression over C&D last time.
Will find this tougher than when winning a minor event C&D event last time on her Fibresand debut showing much improved form. Makes her handicap debut and no certainty to reproduce her last run although its hard to write her off totally.
Shed her maiden tag with a C&D win early last month (had been running better than her form figures suggested); shaped as if still in good form last time, again over C&D. Didn't get the run of the race (from a high draw); should do better this time.
Returned to form from out of the blue to cause an upset and break his maiden last time at Newcastle over this trip. Made all (travelled well) but no banker to repeat that performance off 3lb higher and on a totally different surface; debut here.
Relatively consistent sort for the grade who has shown his versatility winning over C&D and up to 7f at other AW venues. Latest win here came off a 4lb lower mark but he shaped well enough last time over 6f (Chelmsford) to suggest he's still in form.
13-race maiden who makes her Fibresand debut having run to a poor level so far on turf/AW. Returns from a fair absence having looked to struggle for pace when last seen over 5f, likely to find several too good for her here.
6f Fibresand winner but 0-5 over 5f although a return to this surface did see a rise in his modest fortunes last time. Still looks rather one-paced so despite slipping below his last winning mark others are preferred at this distance.
One win from 27 tries here (0-14 over 5f) his profile looks rather like his stablemate (Champagne Mondays) in that he would be better suited by 6f. On a long losing run in any case and looked rather laboured when last seen here over 6f.
Last Year's Winner
Loulin (3/1), Honey Gg (10/3), Catapult (5/1), Arzaak (15/2), Moneta (8/1), It Must Be Faith (14/1), Champagne Mondays (14/1), Eesha Says (14/1), Classic Pursuit (16/1), Rangefield Express (16/1), Amazing Amaya (50/1), Pearl Noir (50/1), Ebitda (50/1), Captain Ryan (SP)
- Honey Gg
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