Thursday 17 September 2020
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Class 5 | 6f | Good (Good to Firm in Places) | 9 Runners | Turf
Off time: 13:45 | Winning time: 1m 17.66s
10/1, seemed suited by the return to sprinting when second of 9 in handicap at Kempton (6f) 12 days ago. Claims if in similar form.
Thirteen runs since last win in 2019. Off 5 months, respectable sixth of 12 in C&D handicap 7 weeks ago, missing break. Off another 7 weeks since.
Beaten a long way on all 5 runs for David O'Meara after coming over from France so needs a change of scenery to do him some good.
Well held on reappearance but better signs when prominent for a long way at Ripon last time. Eased another 2 lb and interesting having won this race before.
Winning return at Yarmouth in June and has reached the frame on 4 of her 5 starts since, running particularly well when second at Catterick latest. Likely to go well again.
Winning return at Doncaster in July but has barely beaten a rival in her 2 runs since. Hard to know what to expect.
Lightly-raced maiden. Fair fifth in 7f Doncaster handicap in June and didn't get the chance to show what he could do (hampered) when dropped back to 6f at Ayr last time. Cheekpieces on now.
Modest form at best when placed at Hamilton last autumn on final run for Iain Jardine. Well held in Beverley novice on return for new yard but more realistic chance now handicapping.
Modest maiden. 14/1, below form seventh of 14 in handicap at Chelmsford (7f) 26 days ago. Others preferred.
Six Strings (2/1), Production (3/1), Penny Pot Lane (5/1), Lezardrieux (6/1), Anna Maria (11/1), Dilithium (14/1), Nordic Fire (20/1), My Dandy Doc (40/1), Jungle Rock (66/1)
Richard Whitaker has dominated this contest in recent years so a chance is taken on PENNY POT LANE, the winner in 2017, who showed up well for a long way in a better race than this at Ripon last time. The consistent Lezardrieux and recent Kempton runner-up Production head the dangers.
- PENNY POT LANE