14:30 Exeter Sun 11 February 2018
Hooded for his debut for a new yard (wore one in all his French Races) having shown some fairly useful form over hurdles in France with his best form coming when taking a Listed event at Auteuil by 6L. Looks the sort to progress further but does have to give weight away to the entire field.
Tongue-tie on for the first time and has his first run here since having undergone some wind surgery. A repeat of his best effort when third in a Grade 2 novice at Chepstow would see him go close here having been beaten at odds-on last time out.
Put up his best performance so far when winning over C&D in November as an odds-on favourite making all and travelling strongly. Had a much stiffer task on his only subsequent start when finishing third in a Grade 1 at Chepstow; has a sound chance at the weights based on ratings.
Fairly useful on the Flat (son of Frankel) he's so far unbeaten over hurdles having taken two juvenile events. Overcame the run of the race to win at Wetherby last time and open to further progress over hurdles.
Failed to show much on the Flat (remains a maiden) and has finished well held in all her three hurdles outings. Faces a stiff task at the weights.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C L TizzardJ: T J O'Brien|
Mercenaire (6/5), Vision Des Flos (15/8), Djingle (7/2), Solo Saxophone (12/1), Dartmoor Girl (250/1)
- Vision Des Flos
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