19:00 Newcastle Fri 6 December 2019
Lightly-raced on the AW he ran a race full of promise on his penultimate start over 7f here, travelling well off an easing mark. Too free and unproven when returning here over 1m last time, this trip should suit better if conquering a losing run.
Has shown his consistency finishing second on three occasions at Chelmsford since his last win at the same venue over 6f. 10lb higher now than for his last win he's been unlucky to bump into some performers on an upward curve; shortlisted.
Failed to build on his August Redcar win when he ended a two year losing sequence in first-time blinkers. Still well treated on his old form if he could regain his poise back up in trip to 6f although his previous form here has been underwhelming.
Returned to form off a break and a wind op having tumbled down the handicap earlier in the year at Musselburgh over 7f and followed up over the same C&D next time. Failed in his hat-trick bid (7f) here recent off a six-month break; others favoured.
Lightly-raced in recent years but proved that he still retains his ability when coming out on top at Ayr in July over 7f. Below form at the same venue last time when back to 6f on soft ground; not out of this off a mark he's won off before.
Only placed once from eight tries here and offered little on his most recent start over C&D off a nine-month break. 5lb below his last winning mark but may still need the run and makes limited appeal with a revival not expected.
Bounced back to form over 7f here last time doing best of those ridden close to a strong pace finishing fourth. Just 1lb higher than his last win at Carlisle over 6f; would have to enter calculations on the basis of those two highlighted runs.
Bounced back to winning ways from out of the blue when taking a 6f event at Wolverhampton last time having looked out of sorts. Consistency hasn't been her strong point in the past so it remains to be seen if she can back this up off 5lb higher.
Prominent runner who was well beaten behind Jeffrey Harris over 5f here last time having shown some very patchy form since his August Catterick win (5f, soft). Still 4lb above that last winning mark; would need others to falter to score here.
Dual winner here with the first of them coming over C&D before he followed up in a 5f handicap last time (helped by the race/pace scenario). 4lb higher here he should make a bold bid for the hat-trick but can be slow away on occasions.
C&D winner who is the second horse in this race bidding for a hat-trick having scored when unfancied here last time backing up a Yarmouth 6f win. Won her last race in good style; sprinting looking to suit her; 6lb higher than her last win.
The losing run continues to grow and now stands at 24 with his last win having come in June 2018. Hard to say that any of his recent outings have given cause to think that a revival is on the way and still looks rather vulnerable.
A career record of 1-22 hardly inspires any confidence with the solitary win coming over two years ago over 5f on turf. Offered little on her first run for this yard having being sold for £5,000 out if Iain Jardine's stable; quite readily passed by.
Course winner on his penultimate start when strong in the betting in a 0-55 handicap over 7f (his initial success). Continued in good heart last time over the same C&D as his win; now back to 6f off a 5lb higher mark this may prove too tough.
Last Year's Winner
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I Know How (4/1), Broughton Excels (9/2), Billy Wedge (11/2), Jeffrey Harris (15/2), Herringswell (8/1), Mutabaahy (9/1), Uncle Charlie (10/1), Eleuthera (14/1), Aquarius (20/1), The Grey Zebedee (28/1), Mi Capricho (40/1), Dahik (50/1), Kommander Kirkup (80/1), Mable Lee (100/1)
- Broughton Excels
- Jeffrey Harris
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