16:10 Worcester Tue 17 October 2017
Progress looks assured after two very accomplished runs to date. Showed promise in a bumper here in June and that was duly capitalised on with a Southwell debut hurdles success last month (2m4½f good). Looks the type capable of defying a penalty.
A horse with plenty of experience from the Flat (but only 69 rated). Has done okay over hurdles in the main, making all to score by 14L at Fontwell in June (2m3f), and whilst this ground is fine, the opposition is stronger.
Cost a decent sum as a foal (62,000 gns), but ended up in point-to-points after a brief Flat career for George Scott. Twice successful before joining this trainer, and offered something to work upon going forward at Southwell recently.
A ready 3L winner of a 3m Larkhill Open Maiden (good) in February for Sophie Lacey, he moved on for £150,000 at the Cheltenham Sale in March. A fascinating rules newcomer for powerful connections.
A winner of a 1m4f AW maiden on the Flat for Roger Charlton, but moved on for 31,000 gns in February. Possibly not suited by deep ground on hurdles and stable debut at Perth last month, but improvement necessary nonetheless.
Last Year's Winner
Kings Ryde (1/4), Sky Pirate (5/1), Norab (14/1), Royal Beekeeper (14/1), Snatchitback (20/1), Snobbery (25/1)
- Kings Ryde
- Sky Pirate
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