16:40 Wetherby Tue 20 February 2018
Winner at Newcastle just over a year ago but has gone backwards since that run, failing to finish on four of his six subsequent runs and unplaced on other two. Hard to recommend after a tailed off effort at Newcastle last time out.
Point-to-point winner but still a maiden under Rules. Went close at Bangor in November but hasn't gone on from that and disappointing favourite on last two runs, particularly last time when beating just one home at Newcastle. Needs to bounce back.
Landed a hat-trick this time last year over hurdles but chasing career hasn't gone to plan this campaign and has failed to finish on two of his three starts. Yard won this last year and first-time visor may help but hard to recommend on recent form.
Has won twice over this trip at Uttoxeter and not disgraced when setting a strong pace over C&D last month. Has had a wind operation and gets a first-time tongue-tie for this so entirely possible there's improvement to come.
Useful stayer who won back-to-back races at Bangor in April 2016. Not won since but fair effort at Sedgefield at the back end of last season and entitled to have need the run at Leicester on seasonal return last month. Market may be informative.
Usually deployed as a front-runner and fairly consistent over hurdles but has struggled over fences. Won chase debut well at Kelso but failed to finish on three starts this season and gets headgear for the first time in his career. Hard to fancy.
Losing run goes back nearly four years but more consistent than that record suggests, particularly for this low grade. Has won in heavy ground and placed on both his recent starts; has each-way claims again.
Useful stayer in this sort of grade on his day and stills throws an occasional good run in but hard to fancy in this grade from so far out of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass|
Lunar Flow (9/4), Just Georgie (3/1), Bandon Roc (11/2), San Pietro (15/2), Milly Baloo (15/2), More Madness (10/1), Purple Harry (16/1), Alto Des Mottes (20/1), Notonebuttwo (66/1)
- Milly Baloo
- Lunar Flow
- Just Georgie
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