13:35 Lingfield Sat 18 January 2020
Didn't show a great deal when with Dermot Weld but off the mark on first run for this yard when dead-heating at Southwell having made virtually all. Form not easy to assess and now makes handicap debut.
Without a win since 2017 and this a rare run beyond 7f. Needs to find a bit more to regain the winning thread but Kirby rides for the first time which takes the eye
All three wins on the A/W have been gained at Kempton but ran well here on latest coming from an impossible position to finish a close fourth. Dangerous if getting a stronger pace to aim at.
Off the mark when gamely making all in Novice event over 1m2f here last month. Has form at this shorter trip but probably needs to find a bit more back in handicap company though first-time cheekpieces may help.
Well over a year since last win and hasn't been shaping of late as if that run will end soon especially against plenty of rivals in good heart.
Won when with Tim Easterby last summer but never recovered from a slow start when very disappointing on debut for this yard at Chelmsford last week and bit to prove now in stronger race.
Lightly raced for his age, and claims on his Newcastle fourth in November but failed to recover from a tardy start at Southwell only run since. May well have been unsuited by the surface there as well so not one to give up on yet.
Last Year's Winner
Exmoor Beast (5/2), Haddaf (3/1), Maqboola (4/1), Tranchee (9/2), Fortune And Glory (5/1), Atletico (7/1), Silver Dust (8/1), One To Go (20/1), Baltic Prince (20/1)
- Fortune And Glory
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