Thursday 17 September 2020
Ayrshire Cancer Support Home 4 Cancer Handicap
Class 5 | 1m 5f 26y | Good to Soft (Soft in Places) | 14 Runners | Turf
Off time: 17:41 | Winning time: 3m 3.72s
Course winner here in August but not in same form when ninth of 11 in handicap at York (11.8f, good, 4/1) 11 days ago, going with little fluency.
Promising sort. Career best when winning 15-runner event on handicap debut at this C&D (good, 10/1) when last seen, staying on well. Off 12 months and certainly merits consideration if ready to roll.
Lightly-raced winner on Flat. Tailed-off last of 8 to Allmankind in Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow (16f, soft, 100/1). Off 8 months.
2017 Ebor winner on a long losing run. 11/4, 24¼ lengths eighth of 10 to Three Castles in handicap at Musselburgh (16f, heavy) 22 days ago, finding nothing.
Course winner. 20/1, well-beaten ninth of 10 to Three Castles in handicap at Musselburgh (16f, heavy) 22 days ago. Has work to do.
Course winner. Latest win at Musselburgh in August. Shaped as if still in good form when fourth of 9 in handicap at Catterick (13.9f, heavy, 9/2) 9 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.
C&D winner. 20/1, took a step back in the right direction when second of 10 in handicap at Musselburgh (14f, good) 11 days ago, no match for winner. Lurks on a handy mark.
9/2, wasn't disgraced in the end but made hard work of it when third of 8 in handicap at Ripon (9.8f, good to soft) 17 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Something to find on form.
2 wins from 4 runs this year. 4/9, career best when easily winning 12-runner handicap at Catterick (12.1f, heavy) 9 days ago. Looks well-in carrying a penalty and should go very close again.
16/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, shaped as if better for the run after 12 months off when sixth of 14 in handicap at Thirsk (12f, good) 39 days ago, travelling better than most.
16/1, held back by inexperience when 12½ lengths sixth of 12 to Firlinfeu on handicap debut at this course (10f, good to soft) 24 days ago, slowly away. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Should progress.
Latest win at Thirsk in July. 5/1, never on terms when sixth of 11 in handicap at Catterick (13.9f, heavy) 23 days ago, possibly unsuited by testing conditions.
Lightly-raced maiden. 6/1, eighth of 11 in handicap at Haydock (14f, soft) 13 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Others have achieved more.
Course winner here in August. 8/1, not in same form when tenth of 13 in handicap at Musselburgh (12.5f, good) 11 days ago, weakening from 2f out. Must improve.
Cormier (11/8), Dreams And Visions (5/1), Ben Lilly (11/2), Lady Scatterley (8/1), Splinter (17/2), Nakeeta (11/1), Herman Hesse (11/1), Firlinfeu (12/1), Queen Of Camelot (14/1), Three Castles (14/1), Four Kingdoms (16/1), Iolani (25/1), Art Of Diplomacy (25/1), Key Spirit (25/1), Vintage Rose (25/1), One Last Hug (40/1), Maulesden May (40/1)
Brian Ellison's CORMIER quickly resumed winning ways when bolting up at Catterick 9 days ago. He looks well capable of shrugging off a penalty and is taken to make it 3 wins from his last 4 starts. Dreams And Visions was last seen winning this contest 12 months ago and rates a big threat, ahead of Herman Hesse, who shaped encouragingly back in Britain on first start for his new yard.
- CORMIER (IRE)
- DREAMS AND VISIONS (IRE)
- HERMAN HESSE