18:10 Ffos Las Thu 21 June 2018
C&D winner over hurdles but so far his chasing form (not bred for this discipline) has been below that of his hurdling form. Not been able to go from the front yet though (all hurdles wins; made all) and different proposition if he does.
Twice a winner over hurdles for his previous yard he was well held on his chasing debut at Ludlow (2m, heavy). Dropped 3lb for that run and still early days for him and may be refreshed after a break on better ground.
Ran his best race over fences when taking the runner-up slot at Ludlow (2m, good) looked the winner for the most part. Unable to build on that run and ran very poorly when last seen at Warwick; jumped poorly/went in snatches.
Fairly useful over hurdles gaining a novice and handicap win last year although his two starts after his latest win have been underwhelming. Now goes chasing for the first time for a yard who have started the season in cracking form.
Point-to-point winner who was a consistent sort for the most part over hurdles (won a small-field handicap at odds-on). Ran well when last seen and now goes chasing off what looks to be a decent enough mark with cheekpieces on.
Stepped up markedly on his debut chasing form with a second at Worcester just failing to get up. Cheekpieces now employed for the first time and looks to have solid claims here off the same mark.
Nothing much to show for his 20 starts when trained in Ireland and now makes his debut for a new yard. Shaped well enough though when falling when in contention last time and there may be a little more to come now.
Last Year's Winner
|T: T R GeorgeJ: P J Brennan|
Nikki Steel (9/4), One For Billy (3/1), Joueur Bresilien (3/1), Dark Invader (6/1), Little Chunk (7/1), Comanche Chieftain (8/1), Field Exhibition (16/1)
- Dark Invader
- Nikki Steel
- Comanche Chieftain
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