20:00 Southwell Tue 18 February 2020
Finished runner-up here (1m4f) on her final start for Hughie Morrison and returned from a break to run well when third on his debut for this trainer at Chelmsford (2m; first-time hood) last time. Looks short-list material.
Multiple winner at up to 1m6f on turf, but 0-8 on AW. Respectable effort when third here (2m) from today's mark last time. Cheekpieces re-fitted here, and enters calculations.
Progressing nicely. Showed he handles this surface when 7L second here in November. Has run well in all but one start since, scoring at Chelmsford (1m6f) last month, and going close at Lingfield since. Up another 2lb, but a big player.
Goes well at this venue and earned his only win here (1m3f). Was runner-up two starts ago over C&D. Below that level back here last time, but can't rule him out.
Hasn't seen much action and has stamina in abundance as shown when fourth twice over 2m at Kempton. Now switches to this surface, and has first-time eye shield fitted. More needed, but not written off.
Dual winner under both codes on turf. Well held third here (1m4f) last time out (second start for this trainer). Yet to show his turf abilities on AW surfaces, and therefore much more needed to change that.
Scored over 1m4f at Newcastle in December. Couldn't back that up next time, but back in much better form on his last two outings (both 2m, Kempton). If he can maintain that level on his Fibresand debut, he's a contender.
Triple Flat turf and also hurdle winner. 0-2 on AW so far and yet to try this surface. Was runner-up at Catterick (1m6f, soft) from today's mark in October, so despite not being red hot over hurdles since, she is not written off.
4-26 on AW, but hasn't won since December 2017. Was a close second from this mark at Wolverhampton (2m) last month, and does act on this surface, so could get involved.
Making steady minor improvements but was well beaten from a 3lb higher mark at Wolverhampton (1m4f) on his handicap debut last month. Needs much improvement on that.
Sole win was way back in 2014 at Lingfield (2m). Has shown very little in three starts this winter and first-time visor needs to induce vast improvement.
Well held in all three turf Flat runs in 2018. Has been hurdling recently, and although his latest effort saw him finish closest, he has plenty to prove now returning to this code for a first AW start.
Last Year's Winner
Pumblechook (2/1), Social City (5/2), Accessor (7/1), Say Nothing (9/1), My Strong Man (9/1), Caged Lightning (10/1), Sociologist (16/1), War Empress (20/1), Lady Kyria (25/1), Cape Hideaway (33/1), Shamrad (33/1), Fennann (100/1)
- Social City
- Say Nothing