16:25 Newcastle Fri 6 December 2019
Very hard task to give weight away all-round. Lacks the potential of his rivals, and although he has laced form over C&D he needs to bounce back from a below-par effort at Wolverhampton (7f; standard).
One of two runners in this for the yard. Looks stable first-string. Form of debut effort at Newmarket (7f; good to firm) reads well, and it was therefore a bit underwhelming he couldn't finish closer than he did last time out. Should be bang there.
Posted a highly promising effort when second over C&D to an 82-rated rival in the shape of King Ragnar. Made eye-catching late headway then and a reproduction of that effort would make him difficult to beat.
Newcomer who is a son of George Vancouver. Half-brother to three winners. This yard aren't readily associated with winning newcomers. Yard aren't readily associated with winning newcomers.
12th on debut over this C&D just two weeks ago. Would need to show marked improvement on the basis of that effort if he is to play any sort of role which looks highly unlikely.
Form of the yard is a concern in itself (0-15 over the past 14 days). Debut effort when fifth at Nottingham (6f; soft) was encouraging, but he was unable to back that up when well-beaten at Wolverhampton (6f; standard) most recently.
Well-beaten on both starts to date, most recently over 7f here last month. She qualifies for a handicap mark after this, and can be taken more seriously when entering that sphere.
Ran to a similar level than she did on debut when tailed off in a weaker race than this over C&D last month. Impossible to make a case for on what she has shown so far.
Pivotal filly who represents in-form trainer/jockey duo. Makes plenty of appeal on paper. Dam was a three-time winner over 7f on the AW. Half-sister Beraymi was placed over 1m3f/1m4f in 'Listed' company. Interesting newcomer.
Gleneagles filly who showed plenty on debut when fifth over this trip at Wolverhampton (6f; standard). Given an educational ride that day by Danny Tudhope (retains the ride), and she is a major player for yard with a 36% strike-rate at this track.
Newcomer by Dark Angel. Cost €35,000 as a yearling. Related to winners over 1m/1m2f. Interesting if there is any market support for her. Top trainer has 23% strike-rate at this track.
Produced a highly encouraging effort to finish third on debut at Catterick (7f; soft). This looks a hot race though so she will need to improve. Drops back in trip and makes AW debut.
Failed to pose much of a threat when fifth of seven at Musselburgh (7f; soft). Now drops back in trip to the C&D she made her debut at, but she looks more of a handicap type.
Last Year's Winner
Glen Force (1/1), Dulas (11/4), Nehaall (7/1), Danny Ocean (7/1), Queen's Course (10/1), Wallgate (16/1), Savage Beauty (22/1), Quiet Night (66/1), Park Lane Dancer (80/1), Jorgie (100/1), On Display (150/1), Hayuplass (250/1), Sea Ewe (250/1), Jean Mary (250/1)
- Glen Force
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