Wednesday 5 August 2020
CPMS Handicap (Div 2)
Class 6 | 7f 50y | Heavy (Soft in places) | 9 Runners | Turf
Off time: 15:44 | Winning time: 1m 37.43s
Running well in defeat in recent times including when third over this trip at Catterick (good) last time out. Dropped 1lb for that effort and is looking for a first success since scoring as a two-year-old in August 2018.
Placed twice from nine starts most recently over this trip at Newcastle in March. Changed yards since finishing 8L eighth over this distance at Redcar (good) in first time cheekpieces (retained) in June.
Victorious over this C&D on soft ground in October last year and has placed twice over 6f here this season. Hood worn for all three of those starts is retained and she holds strong claims stepping back up in trip.
Making his handicap debut and first start since being gelded when finishing seventh of nine in a maiden handicap at Yarmouth (good-to-firm) over this trip last month. Others hold more obvious claims.
Built on a couple of promising efforts since racing resumed when winning by a head over this C&D on good ground last month. Blinkers worn for the first time that day are retained as he attempts to defy a 3lb rise in the weights.
Well beaten on both starts this campaign and handicap mark is falling as a result. Shaped as if this drop in trip might suit when weakening last time out and is an interesting runner racing off a mark 7lb lower than for his most recent victory.
Held in three starts in maiden/novice company including when sixth over 5f at Catterick (good) last month. Previously well held sixth over this trip at the same venue and others make more appeal on handicap debut.
Ran well on two most recent starts including when 4L fourth in a classified event over 1m on good ground here last month. Previously beaten ½L in a handicap over this trip at Newcastle and is of interest in this event.
Back to form with a 1L fourth in first time cheekpieces (retained) in a 7f handicap on the all-weather at Newcastle at the end of June. Interesting to see if he can replicate that effort on turf debut.
Sienna Dream (5/2), Great Colaci (4/1), Stronsay (9/2), Perfect Soldier (5/1), Inductive (6/1), Joe's Way (17/2), Phantasmal (17/2), Chinese Spirit (12/1), Indian Road (18/1), Deolali (40/1)
- Great Colaci
- Sienna Dream