14:00 Newton Abbot Wed 16 May 2018
Has already won a maiden hurdle, at Wincanton two starts back, and carries a penalty for that victory, but ran well under the extra weight at Exeter last time and shouldn't have any issue with the ground.
Disappointing on debut in a bumper given his trainer and the fact he was sent off just 7/2, but hood and wind surgery should help and a better showing can be expected on this occasion.
Has won over fences and in point-to-points, but yet to get off the mark over hurdles, and on first run for a new trainer in first-time headgear, he's best watched to see how he gets on over the smaller obstacles.
Down the field on only start in a bumper but fair pedigree and should progress now switching to hurdles for the first time.
Placed in a couple of point-to-points but couldn't make his mark in a bumper/maiden hurdle up to now. May improve for the switch to fences in time.
Beaten 80L on debut over hurdles at Exeter last time out, and needs to take a big step up in order to get competitive even in this relatively weak affair.
1-9 in point-to-points and has just his second start under rules here having previously finished midfield in a bumper. Uncertain as to whether hurdles will be suitable for him.
Last Year's Winner
King Calvin (2/5), Equus Flight (7/1), Earth Leader (15/2), Bubble O'clock (12/1), Diligent (25/1), Troed Y Melin (33/1), Here's Bingo (66/1)
- King Calvin
- Bubble O'clock
- Earth Leader
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