18:20 Wolverhampton Sat 7 December 2019
- Ladbrokes 'Play 1-2-Free' On Football Conditions Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 2)
- 6f 20y,
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Allweather
Course win over 5f remains his only victory so far although that win only came in handicap company and the official ratings leave him something to do at the weights. Below the level of his win on his last two outings; needs to show more to win this.
Failed to cope with a step up into Listed company when trained in Ireland failing to repeat what he had done in maiden company over 5f. Now with a new yard (cost 80,000 guineas) on AW debut, should be suited by 6f, worth a try in this grade.
Fairly useful performer; got off the mark over 5f at Chepstow (second start) before being tried on a couple of occasions in better grade. Outclassed (AW) last time by one that proved a class apart over 7f; looks set to struggle once more back to 6f.
Didn't need to improve to score at Chester in June over 5f on his third start; struggled since then on a couple of outings separated by a four month break. Made his AW debut last time but never got involved and faces quite a tough task here.
Dual winner earlier in the year over 5f on turf/AW who until his last start had yet to finish worse than second. Below form in a Listed Deauville contest when last seen (6f, heavy), good chance to bounce back here if BHA ratings are to be believed.
Smart colt who has already won two of his three starts had little trouble defying a penalty on the AW last time (6f) having run into a smart sort at Newmarket in his previous race. Steps up in class but looks well up to tasks such as this.
Looks an improved performer in handicaps winning two of his last three starts in that sphere (both wins at 6f, the first over C&D). Failed to dominate dropped in trip last time at York; has something to find here, revival needed back on AW.
Speedy sort who has taken two 5f events the latest at this venue showing improved form to defy a penalty gained for her debut turf win. Taken well to the AW and should stay 6f (first try at trip); looks unexposed; danger to all despite wide draw.
French raider who was placed in her first three maiden races in her native country over 6f. Favourite when dropping to 5f at this venue to win a weak maiden showing enough pace for the trip; now reverts to 6f, faces a much stiffer test this time.
Dropped in trip to score over 6f (Polytrack) when making her second start confirming the promise she showed on debut in different conditions (7f, heavy). Speedy sort who should continue to progress; won with a little in hand last time, contender.
Not seen since the summer when going one better than her debut at Leicester (6f, soft) to take a large-field maiden; had an advantage at the weights. This will prove to be a very different test, lacks race fitness, outside draw adds to her task.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W J HaggasJ: Tom Marquand|
Stone Soldier (SP), Raaeb (SP), Maystar (SP), Lincoln Blue (SP), Kondratiev Wave (SP), Zim Baby (SP), Dancin Inthestreet (SP), Be Ahead (SP), Auchterarder (SP), Get Boosting (SP), Lexington Rebel (SP)
- Dancin Inthestreet
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