18:00 Southwell Tue 15 May 2018
Getting on in years but hasn't lost enthusiasm for the game and turned in a decent effort over hurdles at Hexham last time out. Back over fences here but on a fair mark and should put up a good showing.
Outclassed at Ayr last time and will find this more his cup of tea, still looks nicely treated on his Market Rasen win of last April and is also a winner at the track (over hurdles in February). Every chance of success.
Had looked a weak finisher at times before making all the running to win at Huntingdon last October. Pulled up a month later and not seen since, so may need the run, and may face competition for the lead too.
Unexposed over fences, winner of a Wetherby novice hurdle last year but not seen much in recent times and was well beaten at Warwick on comeback. Hood tried now, but needs to settle better if she's to last home.
Looked to have a good future over fences in front of him when winning on chase debut at Ffos Las last year but gone backwards since, and was an early casualty last time. Still early days so may yet turn things around.
Regular at the track now and despite facing a hard task at the weights on Sunday, ran very well once again. Has won after a quick turnaround and drops in grade here, so plenty to like about his chances.
Rattled off a hat-trick of successes last year but paid for that and is still 9lb higher than his last win. Put in a better effort last time out at Taunton but not guaranteed to repeat the effort, and others make more appeal.
Last Year's Winner
Ulis De Vassy (7/2), Get Rhythm (7/2), Golden Vision (4/1), Oliver's Gold (5/1), Conna Cross (5/1), Salto Chisco (11/2), Contre Tous (6/1), McCabe Creek (12/1), Bally Lagan (12/1)
- Ulis De Vassy
- Contre Tous
- Conna Cross
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