Picked up the lead inside the final furlong and hold on pretty comfortably over this trip three starts back, things have not quite panned out as expected since then and now the master handler reaches for the blinkers. Given he was picking up too late the last time, the blinkers should sharpen his focus and help him to travel a little sweeter up towards the sharp end.
Has joined a winning-machine operation in Archie Watson’s yard, having been purchased for £18,000 at the sales recently. She put up her best performance to date last time and has been raised a little bit in the handicap.
However, I’m expecting an early Christmas present here going into the festivities.
Deserves to get another victory on the board for her consistency. She may be overlooked just because she has placed on so many occasions, but for once she may be able to get that all-important soft lead and leave her finishing kick until a little later than the bottom of the home straight.
With a new pilot taking over let’s hope his speedometer is working!
Has been hitting the woodwork of late but is no forlorn hope to get it in the old onion bag tonight.
The draw could of been kinder but Red Stripes will fly from stall three and give us a perfect lead into the contest. Robert Winston takes over and he can produce the Trooper late.
Takes what looks the required step up in distance having only gone as far as the extended mile on turf so far. There are also a few more positives as she gets the visor for the first time.
She is well drawn to attack in a race with hardly any front runners so she could get loose on the lead. Added to that we get the ‘Enforcer’ Declan McDonogh taking over in the saddle.
Could prove the pick of the two Hannon runners in here with stable jockey Sean Leavy retaining the mount after a pretty easy success at Chelmsford over six furlongs.
The way the selection hit the line on that occasion suggested that a step up to a new distance would suit and we’ve also landed a very favourable draw.