15:10 Lingfield Mon 13 January 2020
Given an enterprising ride by Joshua Moore when getting off the mark at the sixth attempt over an extended 2m4f at Plumpton (soft) last week -some scope to brush up his hurdling technique; fair chance under a 7lb penalty.
Disappointing over fences so far this season (0-2); returns to hurdles in a newly applied set of blinkers from a mark which is 2lb higher than when a short-head winner (Auenwirbel second) of this race in 2019.
Won (by 11L) off this mark in the mud at Ffos Las (2m6f, heavy) in April 2018; precious few positives to take from his more recent efforts, including over fences (comeback run) 52 days ago.
With Robert Tyner when winning a four-runner maiden at Bandon (3m, heavy) in March 2019; has shown no worthwhile form under rules; tackles a new trip on handicap debut.
13-race maiden; has eased 4lb in the weights since finishing 10¼L third to Drewmain Legend at Leicester (1m7½f, heavy) on her penultimate start; holds place prospects but no more.
Very well supported in the market when hacking up in a conditional jockeys' race at Ayr (2m5½f, heavy) last week; carries no penalty for that taking 14L success; a rare Lingfield Park runner for the Catterick trainer Phil Kirby; take the hint.
Won four times for Peter Winks in 2017 (2m1f-2m4f); well backed when falling on debut for D J Jeffreys at Newcastle in December; holds a similar chance to Kestrel Valley on the basis of recent Ffos Las form; stamina reserves?
Last Year's Winner
Epsom Des Mottes (1/1), High Up In The Air (7/4), Sissinghurst (6/1), Bact To Black (10/1), Kestrel Valley (12/1), Auenwirbel (16/1), Modulus (16/1), De Bene Esse (25/1), Dandy Times (50/1)
- Epsom Des Mottes
- High Up In The Air
- Bact To Black
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