17:15 Chelmsford City Sat 11 January 2020
Made the frame in all four starts in Ireland, running to a fair level each time. Hasn't matched that in three runs so far for this yard, scraping home at 1/12 at Southwell (5f) 10 days ago. Quickly dropped into a seller but still as the best form.
Yet to show any noteworthy form in seven starts. Drops in trip and into a seller for the first time but significant improvement required on the evidence to date.
Showed his only form when sixth at Dundalk (1m) two starts back but disappointed when prominent in the betting for a claimer at Wolverhampton (1m½f) four weeks ago and now makes his first start for a new yard.
Has an inconsistent profile, but won a 7f nursery at Wolverhampton in November, and better than the bare result upped in trip there two starts ago, looking to have stamina stretched. Didn't handle the Fibresand last time and cheekpieces discarded.
Ran her best race so far, albeit from a low base, when sixth (beaten 2L) at Lingfield (7f) two weeks ago after being denied a clear run. May well make the frame if building on that with cheekpieces on for the first time.
Last Year's Winner
Xian Express (4/11), Settima Luna (5/1), Birkie Queen (7/1), Depardieu (10/1), Schumli (11/1), Dark Side Division (14/1), Mayflower Lady (20/1)
- Xian Express
- Settima Luna
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