19:20 Wolverhampton Mon 13 January 2020
4-18 around here and did not get the best of runs last time. Has never won off a mark above 55 but arrives in better form than most.
Three-time winner on turf who is 0-7 on AW tracks. Nevertheless he has gone well here previously and current mark looks attractive. Visor tried for first time and good claimer booked.
Just one career win in 33 starts but he has made the frame on 15 other occasions. Needs to rebound from a rare poor run last time and others preferred.
Landed a poor Southwell maiden in November. Two runs since suggest the handicapper may have over-reacted and she has plenty to prove here.
16-race maiden came closest to winning over 1m4f here last February off a mark of 70. Attractively weighted but others more appealing at this distance.
Six-time winner at 6f-7f. Well beaten on both previous attempts over this C&D and current form does not look good enough.
Peaked when runner-up in a Bellewstown claimer last summer. Has failed to uphold that form in either run since and last month's AW debut was a career low. Visor applied this time.
Better than recent form figures suggest and mark has dropped to a level he can now cope with. His last two victories have been over C&D and he is one for the shortlist.
Has regressed with each run and hard to see he can plunge any further than was the case last time. Blinkers can only help but hard to see that being enough.
Outran odds of 50/1 on return from a lengthy absence but failed to back that up next time. Style of running suggests stall one may be more of a hindrance and others make more appeal.
Shock 100-1 winner at Bath (1m2f, good to firm) in August when suited by a more positive ride. Not disgraced on last two starts and drawn to attack from the front.
Best effort came at Wetherby last May. Has failed to approach that level since and latest three runs here give her plenty to prove.
Last Year's Winner
|9||Champagne Rules||8||9-7||8/1||Full Result|
|T: Mrs S A WattJ: Phil Dennis|
Thunderoad (10/3), He's Our Star (10/3), Traveller (4/1), Beau Geste (4/1), Born To Reason (13/2), King Oswald (14/1), Dolly McQueen (14/1), Valentine Mist (16/1), Mary Le Bow (20/1), Russian Vine (25/1), Gold Hunter (28/1), Bumblekite (33/1), Battle Commander (66/1)
- Beau Geste
- King Oswald
- He's Our Star
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