18:50 Wolverhampton Sat 7 December 2019
Versatile sort on the AW (won on Polytrack/Fibresand) over sprint trips; bounced back to form at Southwell last time over 5f (beaten favourite). Usually prominently ridden which may be difficult from a wide draw; chance but others appeal more.
Fair handicapper having already scored four times this year, all over 6f with one win coming on AW. Edged back down the weights of late returning from a break last time with a creditable third over this trip; can be slow away; needs others to falter.
Won this last year off 3lb higher but has failed to score since then underperforming last time over C&D off last year's winning mark; finished mid-division. Has to be respected on course form; win last year came off the back of a poor performance.
Off the mark for the year when given a rare try over 7f here on his penultimate start under today's rider, narrowly defied a mark that has fallen all year. Not in quite the same form last time (same C&D); reverts to 6f, has defied higher marks.
Three-time course winner (3-6, 1-2 C&D); generally enjoys his visits, a return here may see him regain the form he showed when landing a hat-trick earlier in the year. Well backed last time out at Southwell; lurks on a workable mark back on Tapeta.
Quirky sort who turned in season's best when scoring over C&D early last month off a 2lb lower mark on a rare AW visit. Remained in form last time returning here over 7f (trip stretched him); not certain to give his running again returned to 6f.
All four wins have come at this trip on the AW with Chelmsford being his favourite track. Gets another trip away from there as he did last time (ran at Kempton), shaping as if still in form but there remains a doubt about his effectiveness elsewhere.
Fair handicapper who got off the mark for this yard/season when scoring off his lower turf mark in August. Produced two respectable performances back on the AW of late, both over 5f here, looks on a fair mark again; one for consideration.
Only AW win came over C&D off a 4lb lower mark (won off higher marks on turf) but has run no more than creditably of late on turf/AW. Third behind Bahuta Acha over C&D last time; would need more than a repeat of that to make an impression.
Three-time course winner with two of those wins coming over C&D but in less exacting company than he faces here. Has won subsequently off this mark in handicaps; below form on his latest start over 7f here; reported to have bled, caution advised.
Three-time AW winner (0-7 here) but has slipped below his last winning turf mark and caught the eye at Newcastle (5f) last time. Made his effort in an isolated fashion to finish third, keeping on well, 6f may stretch his stamina though.
Resumed winning ways over 6f at Kempton off a 5lb lower mark recently staying on well after being ridden with more restraint than usual. Already a C&D winner (ridden from the front on that occasion); needs to prove himself in this grade.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D O'MearaJ: A Kirby|
Bahuta Acha (11/4), Chookie Dunedin (9/2), My Town Chicago (9/2), Top Boy (6/1), Laubali (17/2), Alicia Darcy (12/1), The Groove (14/1), Dark Side Dream (14/1), Desert Fox (14/1), Awsaaf (14/1), Requited (16/1), Landing Night (20/1), Spirit Of Wedza (20/1)
- Top Boy
- Dark Side Dream
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