14:40 Warwick Wed 23 May 2018
Lightly-raced of late for this yard and hasn't really shown that much in two recent starts failing to improve for a recent comeback last time after an absence. His mark is starting to fall and he drops in class but still hard to support here.
Takes a slight drop in grade here having run well at Haydock last time (given a lot to do) but does need everything to fall right for him. Not the most fluent of jumpers on occasions and still 5lb above his winning mark; respected here.
Not seen for a while but is so far unbeaten under Rules although he's only had two career starts winning on his hurdles debut (looked a useful prospect). Steps up in trip here for his handicap debut and it will be fascinating to see what he can do.
Took a step back in the right direction last time after he looked a useful sort about a year ago (won back-to-back staying handicap hurdles). Form since then has been up-and-down but this better ground looks sure to suit.
Progressive mare from a yard that are taking some stopping at the moment and this one has win her last two races very easily. Cruised clear last time at Aintree in a similar event and is 8lb well-in at the weights here; leading chance.
His return last time after wind surgery over hurdles gave plenty of hope for the future especially with the yard also looking to have turned the corner. Travelled well in that Ludlow contest (not given a hard time) and has to be of interest here.
A dual winning chaser at the turn of the year his form after that last win appeared to regress in that sphere. Did show more over hurdles last time though (made running) although his jumping was still less than fluent; will need to show more here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson|
Black Sam Bella (10/11), Wait For Me (6/1), Malton Rose (6/1), Rocky's Treasure (10/1), Call To Order (10/1), Western Climate (12/1), Activial (33/1)
- Call To Order
- Black Sam Bella
- Wait For Me
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