18:00 Kempton Mon 17 February 2020
Rather inconsistent, and easy enough to write him off after a modest sixth of 13 to Holiday Magic at Lingfield last time, but he did catch the eye making some late headway, and this is a slight step down the class ladder.
Latest effort on Fibresand is easy to forgive, and he was on target in a Wolverhampton claimer prior to that. Not easy to catch right, but hard to rule him out at this level.
Disappointing last time, but had shaped well enough in a 6f novice here on his previous start, and it would hardly be a shock if he improved now tackling a handicap for the first time. Market useful.
Ran out an impressive winner of a C&D handicap in October off a 6lb lower mark. She has not built on that since, however, and handicapper slow to cut her any slack.
No star, but he's managed to bag a pair of C&D handicaps on his last three starts, and is only 2lb higher than for the latter of those wins. No reason why he can't make a big impact once more.
Yet to win, and appeared to be losing his way last year, but shaped much better from his falling mark when a ½L second to Tanqeeb over 7f at Wolverhampton last time. Finished best there, and one to take seriously now.
Runner-up here in July, but below his best in the second half of the year. Hood tried now, and best effort last year came after an 11-week break, so possible he can bounce back on his first run since December.
Still a maiden after eight attempts, and while she wasn't discredited on her return at Wolverhampton, she was well held after a tardy start there last time, and needs to do more.
Longstanding maiden who tends to struggle in even the weakest handicap, and is effectively 7lb out of the weights here.
Last Year's Winner
Fly The Nest (2/1), Rajman (10/3), Penarth Pier (9/2), Treble Clef (7/1), Mr Mac (9/1), Kodiline (12/1), Apron Strings (14/1), Lyrical Ballad (20/1), Recuerdame (25/1), Tintern Spirit (100/1)
- Fly The Nest