15:10 Newton Abbot Wed 16 May 2018
A winner over hurdles at Ayr when last seen over jumps, but a 9lb rise seems a little bit harsh and he only beat one horse home on the Flat at Doncaster since.
No win over hurdles since April 2015 and still just above that most recent winning mark. This trip likely to be a little on the sharp side for him.
Hasn't won since taking a Grade 2 as a juvenile but took a step in the right direction at Kempton last time, and the drop back in trip is unlikely to be an issue here.
Up 4lb for getting off the mark in a handicap novice affair at Wincanton last time out. This looks tougher, but he's still entitled to go well off the back of that last effort.
Won a maiden hurdle well last time out having been consistently going close in novice company, but this handicap looks a slightly taller order off this mark, for all she seems progressive.
Some good form in weaker handicap hurdles earlier in the year, but handicapper looks in charge on the basis of her most recent efforts.
Progressive handicap hurdler who has been raised 30lb since December, and escapes a rise for winning again at Worcester last Thursday. Rates a danger to all once again even in this tougher race.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M BlakeJ: H Cobden|
Oskar Denarius (6/4), Arian (7/2), Dino Velvet (4/1), Royal Irish Hussar (11/2), Lets Go Dutchess (17/2), Here's Herbie (10/1), Sporting Boy (25/1), Shadow's Boy (50/1)
- Oskar Denarius
- Shadow's Boy
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