14:10 Doncaster Sat 16 December 2017
Won over 2m6f as a hurdler and made a nice chasing debut/reappearance from an eight-month absence when 2¼L second at Sedgefield in a beginners' race. Has the potential to improve, especially now upped in trip and will need to in this field.
By far the most experienced chaser in the line-up and is 3-8 over fences, with good or fast ground ideal. Superb effort when 33-1 and 13L fourth in Ladbroke Trophy at Newbury last time. Plenty going for him if that effort has not taken its toll.
Former decent novice over hurdles who obliged at 1-12 on chase debut at Stratford last month and not disgrace when 9L runner-up under a penalty behind decent sort at Plumpton last time. Step up in trip/good ground positive and he can go close.
Overcame a first fence howler to win by a wide margin at Ludlow (2m4f, good to soft) last month on chase debut. Was rated 141 at his best over hurdles and should be capable of bettering that over fences, especially now upped in trip. Leading player.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P F NichollsJ: Jack Sherwood|
Braqueur D'or (7/4), Rocklander (7/4), Keeper Hill (5/2), Ballycrystal (16/1)
- Braqueur D'or
- Keeper Hill
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