20:30 Kempton Mon 17 February 2020
Best recent effort when third in a C&D handicap last month off 49. Not discredited when second of 12 to Cliara at Wolverhampton last time, and looks just about the pick in this field.
Second at Hamilton in September 2018 for Robbie Osborne, but showed little in a handful of starts for Colin Kidd last year, and has moved on again. Has to prove that his old ability remains.
Running consistently well in races like this since she won a 1m handicap at Chelmsford in November. Previous win came at this trip, and she needs to go on the shortlist.
Last win came in August 2016. Looked firmly on the downgrade for Paddy Butler last year, but has returned to his former yard, so may be worth a precautionary market check in a weak race.
Veteran has won four times, the most recent victory coming here in 2018, but he's nowhere near the force of old it would appear, and is easy to oppose as a rule.
Tends to start slowly, but broke better when 4L fourth of 14 to Dolphin Village in minor event at Chelmsford last time. May have more to offer, but needs to show he can build on that effort now.
Showed only poor form as a juvenile for her current yard, and failed to do any better for Emma Lavelle last year. Hinted at a revival on her return at Chelmsford, but needs to build markedly on that to triumph.
From an excellent family, but sold very cheaply as a yearling, and offered nothing on sole start for Ali Stronge at Kempton last year. No improvement yet for shrewd new yard, but possible she will click at this lowly level, and needs a market check.
Bits and pieces of form at a modest level last year for Ken Cunningham, and possible that she needed the run last month (second start for current yard). Tongue tie added now, and not dismissed entirely.
Longstanding maiden who showed considerably more temperament than ability last time, and is best left alone at present.
Matched previous effort when third in a C&D event like this last month, but that form is only moderate, and she was well beaten when making belated handicap debut at Chelmsford subsequently.
Stepped up on previous efforts when 2½L fourth of 16 to Lady of York at Chelmsford last time, but that doesn't appear the most robust form, and he needs to show he can back that effort up.
Form is rather patchy, but produced one of his best efforts when 3L fourth of 9 to Mistress Nellie in a C&D handicap. Less exposed than most, so one to be interested in at such a modest level.
Last Year's Winner
Ember's Glow (2/1), Kerrera (7/2), Snow Leopard (9/2), Cinzento (6/1), Savoy Brown (9/1), Beau Knight (10/1), Relative Ease (16/1), Flying Focus (25/1), Lucky Lou (28/1), Officer Drivel (33/1), Good Ole Winnie (33/1), Miss Pollyanna (50/1), Runaiocht (66/1), Delcia (100/1)
- Ember's Glow
- Snow Leopard