16:45 Wolverhampton Fri 10 January 2020
Got off the mark at the 34th attempt when winning at Southwell (1m6f, Fibresand) seven days ago for which he has a 5lb penalty. Has ran well here before and this trip is fine so has to be respected with confidence boosted for his first win.
Now 15lb below his winning mark at Chelmsford (2m) in December 2017. Has run poorly on both starts here, including last time, and on both starts since a 506-day break. First run in a 0-55, however, and any market moves worthy of note.
Three-time CD winner who cashed in a much reduced mark with a narrow win at Lingfield (2m) five weeks ago. Only up 2lb and we know conditions will suit but consistency hasn't been his strong point in recent times.
Seven-time course winner who was touched off by Uncle Bernie at Lingfield (2m) two runs ago. Disappointed back over C&D last time and being now well into the veteran stage, may well be vulnerable to younger rivals.
Gained a first victory at the 20th attempt over 1m6f here last month. Up just 2lb for a narrow victory and stays this trip so can't be ruled out now having got his head in front.
Returned to the track after 1034-day absence over 1m6f here two weeks ago. Failed to beat a rival, coming home 20L adrift. Hard to know what ability remains and best watched.
Showed a modicum of ability at low level for Andrew Balding over staying trips. Ran poorly on his first run for this yard at Dundalk but is 8lb lower in Britain which will help. Keep an eye on the market.
Yet to win in 12 starts but posted a career-best when upped to this trip at Newcastle four weeks ago, beaten just ¾L. Unexposed over staying trips in comparison to most and worthy of respect.
A 27-race maiden whose form has been moderate since joining this yard, with one exception when third at Bath (1m5f) in August. Tailed off on both starts since, however, and others are preferred.
Showed little in three Irish starts before joining Tony Carroll. Well beaten on his GB debut but better last time when beaten 5L into sixth at Kempton (1m4f). First try at this trip but is related to three winners and is an interesting runner.
13-races without a win but posted a narrow career-best over C&D when third in a seller (beaten ¾L) last month. Consistency not her strongpoint but not entirely ruled out on that latest effort.
Made no impact in four starts for Michael Attwater (all 7f). Upped to 1m1½f on stable debut last month but no improvement forthcoming and is readily passed over stepping up another 6½f in trip. 4lb out of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
|10||Lady Makfi||7||9-7||10/1||Full Result|
|T: J FarrellyJ: David Probert|
Butterfield (7/2), Brinkleys Katie (7/2), Snow Leopard (9/2), Call Me Madam (6/1), Never A Word (9/1), Yasir (10/1), Uncle Bernie (14/1), Doune Castle (20/1), Caged Lightning (28/1), Showshutai (50/1), Storm Girl (100/1), Lady Natasha (125/1), Fennann (150/1)
- Call Me Madam
- Never A Word
- Snow Leopard
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