14:50 Southwell Sun 12 January 2020
Habitual slow starter (possesses ability); kept on strongly inside the final couple of furlongs when beating the subsequent 7f winner Break The Silence over C&D on New Year's Day; 6lb higher; major chance.
Made easy work of winning a 0-55 C&D handicap on his penultimate start (won by 7L); was no match for the progressive Jazz Hands under an incurred penalty the following week (third); sits a further 3lb higher in the weights.
Sole win came for Mark Tompkins in a 1m2f Newcastle novice in March 2018; has left the care of Ilka Gansera-Leveque since her last start 52 days ago; first start on Fibresand (dam won on this surface) with an array of added equipment.
Beaten a neck by Reasoned at Wolverhampton (7f) on her penultimate start; unfortunately for her connections that is somewhat of a form outlier when compared to her other modest efforts since October; is difficult to enthuse over.
Iffraaj colt who cost 210,000gns as a yearling; basically disappointing so far (0-3) - slowly away and outpaced when sent off 15-8f over 6f here in October; is tackling a new trip (dam won over 1m-1m1f).
Veteran; reasonably consistent at this track (7f-1m) between February and May 2019; feasibly handicapped under the 7lb claimer Rhona Pindar if fit and ready to do himself justice off a 246-day absence.
More miss than hit in recent months; with Declan Carroll when folding up in front (looked likeliest winner) at Kempton (7f) in mid-September; soon headed in a backward direction when push came to shove here on New Year's Day (is held by Oblate).
Last Year's Winner
|1||Long Socks||5||9-3||6/1||Full Result|
|T: A KingJ: M Harley|
Motahassen (2/1), Oblate (9/4), Velvet Vision (11/2), Fox Shinji (11/2), Baron Run (10/1), French Twist (16/1), Limerick Lord (16/1), Tavener (50/1)
- Fox Shinji
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