20:40 Bath Wed 11 July 2018
Having a really good season having already won three times over shorter. Shapes like this extra furlong could help and remains of interest despite his rising mark. One for the shortlist.
Likes to bowl along on the pace but has been having a tough time of things of late. Beaten quite a long way on all his recent starts. Mark continues to tumble and it wouldn't be the biggest surprise were he to bounce back to form at some stage.
Winner at Leicester off 7lb lower three starts back but has failed to back that up the last twice. Goes up in trip today but needs to pull out more to be involved in the finish starting out for a new yard.
Multiple hurdles winner at 1m7½f-2m2½f. Hasn't been seen on the flat for two years but is on a pretty handy mark based on his hurdles form and any market support for him would be interesting.
Took advantage of a drop in the weights to win here (1m3½f, firm) last month. Only nudged up 2lbs and this extra trip should play to his strengths so certainly not discounted.
Been well beaten on all starts to date including at Yarmouth under similar conditions last time. Has had a wind operation on the back of that run and is dropping in the weights. Needs to do more all the same.
Ran well here two starts back before bombing out at Leicester last time. Return to this venue a positive and goes back up in trip but others are preferred.
Only beaten two rivals so far in his four starts and was tailed off on handicap debut. First start for new yard today but impossible to fancy on what we have seen so far.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Robert StephensJ: P Cosgrave|
General Brook (2/1), Brigadoon (3/1), Artic Nel (7/2), Filament Of Gold (4/1), Mulsanne Chase (10/1), Mistress Viz (16/1), Thundering Home (33/1), Nordenfelt (50/1)
- Filament Of Gold
- General Brook
- Mulsanne Chase
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