12:20 Hexham Wed 11 December 2019
C&D winner (Sept 2017); gamely fended off an odds-on favourite when scoring under Richard Johnson at Cartmel (2m6f, soft) in July; just in front when unseating Charlie Price at the last at Chepstow (2m3½f, soft) three weeks ago; 3lb higher.
Absent for 14 months since getting off the mark over hurdles at Perth (2m4f, good) in September 2018 - came from well off the pace to collar Jaunty Thor by a neck; 6lb higher, but has won here over fences.
Kept on for pressure from the final flight (in a barging match with Somethingaboutangela) to take a Class 4 mares' handicap over C&D (soft) on her penultimate start; beaten (weakened quickly) from a similar mark to today's at Ayr subsequently.
Won three on the bounce (2m5f-2m7½f) during the early months of 2018, rising in excess of a stone in the weights; similarly to her stablemate Celtic Flames she's returning from a lengthy absence here (600 days).
At her best when the conditions are testing, and was a winner off today's mark at Ayr (2m, heavy) in January 2018; should strip fitter for her respectable comeback fourth to Jessiemac at Ayr (2m4½f, heavy) four weeks ago.
Off the track since April 2018, when left a distant second to Pain Au Chocolat (in truly desperate conditions) over fences at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy); has had wind surgery since and switches to hurdles from an easing mark.
Beat I'm An Izz Wizz by a head when winning over fences at Downpatrick (2m3f, good) in August; disappointing since joining the Embleton-based handler Victor Thompson (0-2); can a switch to the smaller obstacles revive?
Landed a gamble when scoring on the Flat at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) in August, swiftly following up over hurdles at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) a couple of weeks later; very disappointing of late, including over this trip at Uttoxeter 17 days ago.
Nine-race maiden, albeit without masses of experience of handicapping; 2lb lower than when finishing a distant third (beaten 21L) to the subsequent Sedgefield chase winner Calivigny over hurdles at Ayr (2m3½f, heavy) four weeks ago.
Last Year's Winner
|T: T D EasterbyJ: Jamie Hamilton|
Champagne Chaser (11/4), Baby Ticker (10/3), Sweet Vinetta (7/2), Mahler Supreme (6/1), Near Kettering (12/1), Haul Us In (14/1), Celtic Flames (14/1), Un Guet Apens (14/1), Muroor (33/1)
- Baby Ticker
- Champagne Chaser
- Celtic Flames
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