16:45 Uttoxeter Wed 20 June 2018
Grand stamp of a horse with bags of potential. Travelled well for a long way here last time but, having got the better of a long duel with the third, he could not respond to the late run of the winner.
Has a good record in this grade, but he is an inconsistent sort who was poor when last seen. Possibly the type to do better when fresh, but hard to place maximum faith in him.
Coolmore owned €115,000 purchase for whom the penny dropped at Huntingdon. Showed a good turn of foot that day and potentially still ahead of the handicapper despite a rise in the weights.
Claims on some of his recent hurdling form but his last two runs in this sphere leave him a long way short of what will be required.
Consistent at this level and lost noting in defeat behind a heavily backed winner at Cartmel when the the third was 23L adrift. Up in the weights but highly rated claimer on board so one of the main players here.
Heavily supported on handicap debut when he blew up two out. Tongue-tie tried this time and if that fails he is one to watch over shorter.
Has looked short of stamina in each of his runs since coming over from France. No evidence wind surgery had helped last time and it is just possible he is poorly handicapped at present.
Wide margin winner of a minor race at Bangor. Hit hard in the weights since and looks a shade too high at present despite a couple of placed efforts.
Has done well in lesser company lately and is 8lb higher than when scoring at Southwell a month ago. Possibly has more to offer given his rate of progress.
Last Year's Winner
Ready And Able (3/1), Barton Knoll (7/2), Black Buble (11/2), Bentons Lad (7/1), Good Tradition (15/2), Eureu Du Boulay (8/1), Exitas (11/1), Chimes Of Dylan (16/1), Verygoodverygood (20/1)
- Ready And Able
- Good Tradition
- Barton Knoll
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