14:15 Bangor Sat 19 May 2018
Just 2-27 over fences, stable debut in August was promising at Worcester but unable to build on that in three further starts (twice pulled up). Returns from a break with yard in decent form (5-30).
Former C&D winner, there was some money around for him ahead of last month's outing at Market Rasen (2m5½f, good to soft) but he didn't justify it. Now 6lb below C&D winning mark (August 2016).
Point-to-point winner on good ground in March last year but struggled under rules since and in trouble a long way on chasing bow at Uttoxeter last time over shorter trip. Hard to make a case for.
Finished second last month at Stratford (3m3½f, good to soft), always being held and had previous been beaten more than 11L over this C&D. No win since 2013 and liable to find at least one too strong.
Winner over hurdles for this yard at Lingfield in March (2m7f, heavy) and has gone well twice since in that sphere. Pulled up only previous try over fences.
11-years-old and gained second success in 29 attempts over fences last time at Chepstow over longer trip, has gone up 5lb for that win and profile isn't one that screams of a follow up.
Well held over C&D last month (third of 10, beaten 8½L) but since scored at Market Rasen over slightly shorter on decent ground. Raised 4lb for that win and interesting if running to same level.
Shed maiden tag in a C&D novice handicap chase last month, perhaps not quite suited by Uttoxeter since, seems to enjoy it here and can be given a claim back here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G HanmerJ: T J O'Brien|
Pray For A Rainbow (10/3), San Pietro (7/2), Heavenly Promise (4/1), Boyfromnowhere (5/1), Midnight Mustang (10/1), Toosey (12/1), Riverside City (12/1), Astigos (25/1)
- Heavenly Promise
- San Pietro
- Midnight Mustang
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