Sunday 2 August 2020
Hwfa Williams Handicap
Class 5 | 1m 1f 209y | Good (Good to Firm in places) | 10 Runners | Turf
Off time: 15:25 | Winning time: 2m 8.35s
Knocking on the door on the AW earlier in the calendar year, namely when finishing 1½L third to the progressive Glan Y Gors at Newcastle (1m4½f); returns to turf off an easing mark; each-way possibilities.
In reasonable shape; may prove capable of breaking his turf duck (0-6) sooner or later; just out-battled by Stan Moore's Uther Pendragon at Bath (1m2f, good to firm) on his penultimate start.
Went reasonably close in a moderate Class 6 AW handicap at Lingfield (1m2f) in June; it's somewhat unfortunate for connections that his turf mark has risen at the same rate as his AW mark.
17-race maiden; continues to put together a string of placed efforts without exactly threatening to score - was beaten 3L when third to Song Of The Isles at Chepstow (1m, soft) 24 days ago.
Steadily progressive in 2020; wears his heart on his sleeve from the front, and his recent Class 4 Ascot second to Tenbury Wells (1m2f, good) reads well in the context of this lower grade handicap; holds a solid chance.
Upped-in-trip for handicap debut over C&D (good) 17 days ago, finishing seventh of 14 (11-1) to Cozone; that form line in put to the test by the Michael Bell-trained By My Side in the previous race (2.50pm).
Threatened earlier in her career for Mick Easterby, but is reportedly a tricky customer; has fluffed the start and not beaten a single rival in two starts for Luke Dace; is plummeting down the handicap as a result; best ignored.
Hit the frame on handicap debut on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket (1m4f, soft) seven weeks ago; the winner Lyrical has been well beaten since, and the runner-up Single was readily brushed aside (second) at Pontefract on Friday.
Unconvincing overall profile; didn't appear to have the most hardy of attitudes when sixth of ten to King's Charisma on handicap debut at Haydock (1m2f, soft); the forecast quicker ground may assist, but no real surprise to see the blinkers go on.
1-29 on turf (2-70 overall) and competes from 6lb outside of the handicap proper; basically that's enough said, so feel safe to look elsewhere.
Molinari (1/1), Lady Pendragon (4/1), Water's Edge (6/1), El Salvaje (6/1), Twpsyn (10/1), Mephisto (11/1), Grey Fox (12/1), Andaleep (14/1), On The Right Track (22/1), Fair Power (25/1), Central City (28/1), No Dress Rehearsal (80/1), Haraz (100/1)
- On The Right Track
- El Salvaje