16:10 Newbury Sat 10 February 2018
Just one win from 11 starts under rules, coming in conditionals hurdle contest at Chepstow in March 2016. Useful form in novice chases last term before pulled up in Cheltenham Festival handicap. Returns from a break and capable fresh.
Winning start over fences at Southwell (2m4½f, good) in May, was making decent fist of things under a penalty on return at Wetherby in October when falling under pressure two out. Eased 2lb and dangerous now with yard in good form.
Embryonic chaser and useful novice hurdler who returned from 20 months off to produce a big run here on debut over fences in late December. Runs from the same mark and remains with potential to improve significantly.
Run well in three starts over fences in small-field novice events, opening account in four-runner Catterick (3m1, soft) contest on New Year's Day. More demanded in first-time visor this afternoon.
Two-from-two over hurdles at this track, was well supported and going well at Kempton on Boxing Day in seasonal return / chase debut when unseating this rider four from home. Seven Barrows team flying right now and one to pay close attention to.
Lightly-raced eight-year-old, much to like about chasing debut at Taunton in December when he blitzed field from the front off a 15lb lower mark jumping well to coast home by 12L. Fell early on over this C&D last month. Trainer won this last year.
Last Year's Winner
|T: David DennisJ: G Sheehan|
Duke Des Champs (15/8), Reigning Supreme (5/2), Markov (3/1), Lovely Job (9/2), Three Ways (5/1), Ibis Du Rheu (6/1), Indy Five (7/1), Minella Aris (20/1)
- Lovely Job
- Duke Des Champs
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