15:35 Perth Sun 15 July 2018
Fair over hurdles he looks like improving on that over fences building on a sound enough debut (unseated rider) when winning at Hexham (2m). Beat an odds-on favourite in a small field (jumped well in the main); now handicapping off a decent mark.
Three-time chase winner but his fencing ventures for current connections have been very poor on both occasions. Shaped a little better back over hurdles last time but overall his form is more miss than hit despite falling below his last winning mark.
The one to take on front running duties here having scored in that manner returning from a long break at Hexham over 2m off 6lb lower. Also won over C&D in similar fashion; ridden too aggressively at Cartmel last time (got into a pace duel
Completed a long range hat-trick last time having been off the track a while before picking up where he left off to score over C&D. Jumped well/travelled strongly (4-7 over fences) and kept on well to win narrowly; 3lb higher here.
An entertaining and quirky character when with Henry Daly it will take a miracle to change his ways; showed no sign of that on his first start for this yard. Now tried in a first-time visor but will remain just as hard and difficult to win with.
This will be his third yard in as many starts having won his last two for different yard although they were only selling hurdles. Pulled-up (jumped poorly) when last seen over fences and not a particularly smooth mover who needs further.
Last Year's Winner
Old Salt (11/8), Honourable Gent (7/2), Okotoks (4/1), Endless Credit (5/1), Go West Young Man (20/1), King's Wharf (20/1)
- Honourable Gent
- Endless Credit
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