19:15 Wolverhampton Fri 10 January 2020
In the form of her life to end 2019 with two wins (including C&D) and two seconds. Despite edging up in the weights she is evidently thriving and should make her presence felt.
Good second at Dundalk (5f) three starts back and not disgraced in defeat since then. This a shade less competitive than her last few outings and can get involved if overcoming a poor draw.
Won at Chelmsford (5f) off a 7lb higher mark back in February but has been in mixed form since then. Ran a little better two starts ago before another disappointment last time and more is needed to regain the winning thread.
Had a good spell in October/November (won at Newcastle over 5f) but seemingly gone off the boil in his last two runs. Visor on for the first-time replace usual cheekpieces and hopes rest on them lifting him back to form.
Placed thrice but is 0-10 on the AW. Has been out of form since winning at Musselburgh (5f) in September off 2lb lower. Didn't get the best of runs here four days ago, however, so worth a second look in the betting.
Won at Newcastle (5f) this time last year but has been out of form since and after another poor effort over that C&D last month, is readily overlooked until showing some signs of a revival.
Didn't manage to win in a mixed 2019 but was second twice. Was staying on until getting checked over C&D last time but not sure to repeat that effort and is 1lb out of the handicap.
Yet to win but was placed three times in 2019, including over C&D. Not beaten far at Southwell (5f) behind an in-form rival last time out and a repeat of that would see him involved.
Into the veteran stage now and over 12 months since last successful. Ran creditably on his last three outings but never looked like winning and age maybe starting to catch-up with him.
Last Year's Winner
Qaaraat (11/4), Time To Reason (9/2), Katherine Place (5/1), Polly Douglas (11/2), Super Florence (8/1), Sing Bertie (9/1), Teepee Time (14/1), Storm Lightning (16/1), Encoded (50/1)
- Katherine Place
- Polly Douglas
- Sing Bertie
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