He looks well capable of exploiting a handicap mark
However, he performed admirably well in defeat during an all-weather winter campaign last year and returns to competitive action on a lowly handicap mark
30) is fancied to exploit a potentially lenient handicap mark
by making a successful debut over fences in the featured 2m4f chase at Stratford today.
It would be surprising if a handicap mark
of 72 in the 7.
GONE'N'DUNNETT-is probably getting no better at the age of eight, but his handicap mark
has tumbled and he went close to ending a long losing run at Brighton before being touched off by Harrison's Flyer.
The seven-year-old has done much of his winning around this time of year and he is nowback on an attractive handicap mark
The Paris House gelding ran in the race last year at Redcar off a handicap mark
of 105 and failed to trouble the judge, but will line up at the weekend with 10lb less to carry.
He is just short of top class but his handicap mark
has meant he has had to compete at the highest level off level weights and he has rarely let connections down.
Mark Johnston clearly has Nuit Sombre in good order and the gelding can exploit a fair-looking handicap mark
in the coming weeks.
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Trainer Richard Fahey's hope runs off the same handicap mark
today and this extra furlong will suit.
Whether or not he goes to Cheltenham will depend on his handicap mark
, but his main aim at this stage is the EBF Final at Sandown the weekend before," said Sherwood.
Under-rated trainer has good sprinting yardsticks to compare him with, so expect this unexposed sort to exploit potentially lenient handicap mark
under more suitable conditions.
Another such run for a handicap mark
would leave her on a tempting rating and Senorita Parkes' bright young Newmarket trainer should be capable of finding her a winning opportunity in the near future.
Quito has enjoyed a profitable campaign and finished a close second to Reverence in the Sprint Cup at Haydock recently, but he will need to defy a handicap mark
of 112 if he is to repeat his 2003 success in the famous handicap.