18:45 Newcastle Fri 17 January 2020
Held in all three starts so far, but encouraging that the best of those came here over 6f in August. Initial mark looks stiff enough, even given that, but stable's runners in good form and 5lb claimed, so he looks interesting on handicap debut.
Showed a bit of promise in a Carlisle novice event (6f, soft) last May. Gelded since last seen in July, and looks to have been given a tough task based purely on what we have seen, on this handicap debut.
Best effort so far came on turf at Catterick (5f) in August, but not easy to make a strong case for her based on anything she has shown on AW so far.
Ran well to be 1L third on Tapeta at Wolverhampton in October. Couldn't rule her out if able to get back to that form, but comfortably held behind Lezardrieux when last seen here in October, so needs to raise the bar.
Had shown little prior to her latest run at Wolverhampton, when trainer said she benefited from the drop back to 5f and caused an 80-1 shock in classified company. Has gone up a stone for that, which suggests she will do well to repeat it.
Hasn't shown much until his penultimate run, when just ½L second to Lezardrieux over C&D last month. 1lb higher here, and not disgraced over 6f at Kempton last time, so not ruled out of the money.
Has failed to show much ability so far. Raced keenly over 6f here last time, so drop in trip may help, but hard to make a serious case for her on what we have seen.
Last Year's Winner
Lezardrieux (7/4), Kayat (9/4), Coast Ofalfujairah (5/2), Hot Hot Hot (9/2), She's Easyontheeye (15/2), Tiltilys Rock (15/2), Queen Moya (16/1), La Chica Lobo (66/1)
- Tiltilys Rock
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