19:45 Southwell Fri 14 February 2020
Lightly-raced sort for one of his age especially from this yard; shaped as though he would be better for the run on Polytrack last time. First run on this surface (pedigree suggests he should act here); best form at 1m, edging down the handicap.
C&D winner who is now tongue-tied for the first-time; his win coming in novice company (failed to go on from a promising start when trained by Dermot Weld). Failed to repeat his win here last time on handicap debut (got into a pace battle).
Sold to this yard after winning a 1m2f Redcar seller; came out on top for the first time in handicaps over C&D last time. Appeared to appreciate this surface and a 4lb rise isn't harsh; should go well although this is a slight nudge up in grade.
Winner on her initial try on this surface showing improved form with the headgear previously worn now removed. Last of 5 over C&D last time having still looked well treated; needs to bounce back with a visor applied for the first-time.
Prolific course winner although none of his seven wins here have come over this trip (best at 7f). Took advantage of a much-reduced mark to record his latest win; well treated on his old form still but the trip leaves a question mark.
Twice second here from three starts she comes here on a long losing run but nearly ended that sequence on her penultimate run. Narrowly touched off over C&D on that occasion (did finish weakly); chance if her last run is ignored.
Second over C&D last time chasing home Lightning Attack looking suited by the ease in grade. That run came off her last winning mark (2lb higher today); ought to go close to reversing that form; one for the shortlist.
Seven-time course winner (five over at this trip); first run for this yard having departed from David Evans. In good form either side of the New Year completing a hat-trick with two C&D victories in lower grade; ran poorly last time, mark looks high.
Returned to form on his first run for a new yard with a third course win coming his way (strong in the market) over 7f. Won in ready fashion, already a dual C&D winner at this trip it will hold no fears despite the 5lb penalty.
Last Year's Winner
Love Your Work (6/4), Tranchee (5/1), Lightning Attack (5/1), Oud Metha Bridge (6/1), Little India (8/1), Royal Big Night (9/1), Elixsoft (12/1), Custard The Dragon (20/1), Bond Angel (25/1)
- Oud Metha Bridge
- Love Your Work