Wasn't seen to best effect switched to fibresand when third of 10 in handicap (8/1) at Southwell (6.1f) 13 days ago, not ideally placed after an awkward start. Solid each-way claims here.
Lightly-raced maiden. Ran her best race to date when sixth of 12 on handicap debut (50/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) 6 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Can build on that effort here.
Lightly-raced maiden. Raced closer to the pace than ideal when fifth of 9 in handicap at Southwell (6.1f, 11/2) 13 days ago, carrying head awkwardly. Temperament looks to be a major issue with her.
Below form on softer ground than previously when seventh of 12 in handicap at Windsor (6f, soft, 9/1) 9 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.
1 win from 3 runs this year. 8/1, career best when winning 12-runner handicap at this course (7f) 7 days ago, digging deep under pressure. Carries penalty but and isn't an obvious type to follow up.
Sixteen runs since last win in 2019. Never on terms when eighth of 12 in handicap (12/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) 6 days ago. Difficult ask.
5/1, ran up to best when second of 10 in handicap at this C&D 14 days ago, getting gap over 1f out then running on. Expected to be bang there.
12/1, had little chance after fluffing the start when eighth of 12 in handicap at this C&D 42 days ago. Continues to fall in the weights without showing any sign of taking advantage.
Lightly-raced maiden. 40/1, showed little again when 16½ lengths last of 12 to Secret Treaties in handicap at this course (7f) 7 days ago, folding tamely. Visored for 1st time.
C&D winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2019. Below form when fifth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (9/1) 14 days ago. Others more persuasive.
Secret Treaties (10/3), Gherkin (7/2), Passional (7/2), Bold Decision (9/2), Fard (12/1), Burning Sun (12/1), Urban Highway (14/1), Cool Strutter (16/1), Andre Amar (20/1), Twelve Diamonds (22/1), Mercers (33/1), Kalimotxo (80/1)
GHERKIN produced his best effort of the season with the champion jockey on board when runner-up over this C&D a fortnight ago, running on late. He's taken to gain a deserved first victory with Oisin Murphy booked once again. Secret Treaties showed improved form to get off the mark here last week but may find one too good under a penalty, while Bold Decision looks best of the remainder.