16:25 Wolverhampton Mon 20 January 2020
Irish raider off the mark at Dundalk over this distance 10 days ago after two prior good runs at the track. No reason she won't be as effective on this surface and strong claims on UK bow.
Winner of a Leicester seller but otherwise unplaced in career. 10th of 14 and last of 10 last twice further emphasise his struggles.
May not have stayed 1m½f here latest although had finished similarly tamely over C&D the time before. Minor appeal on two turf runs much earlier but hard to be confident.
Given too much to do but kept on strongly into fourth (of 10) on handicap debut at Chelmsford over this trip on handicap debut latest. Now enters the equation here although perhaps it will be over further where she excels.
Handicap debutant tailed off in his first two starts although improved slightly last time in a never threatening ninth of 10 suggesting some progress. Still needs a big step forward.
Yet to really land a blow in three starts at 6f, all on AW. Did look like she might improve for the extra 1f here last time out and has to be respected on handicap debut given yard she hails from.
Looked a doubtful stayer over 7f at Southwell penultimately and duly improved for step back to 6f at the same track latest when third. Less of a stamina emphasis on this surface so worth another go at the trip and can go well if she stays.
Exposed colt had six races to this date and never finished better than sixth (in seven and eight runner events). Can only hope this new surface sparks a sudden interest.
Held up and never really a factor latest when fifth here in her final qualifier. Looked the sort to do better handicapping and interesting she wears a first-time hood; market can guide.
C&D winner in November ran four poor races afterwards but better latest when second in a 1m Chelmsford seller. First-time visor tried and not ruled out in a weak contest.
Poor form in five starts for Richard Hughes but on stable debut after 142 days off he showed some promise when a running on fourth here over 5f. If he can carry that form over today he could easily better that finishing position.
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