17:50 Worcester Wed 15 August 2018
Consistent novice over hurdles, winning a handicap at Bangor in May and generally running well. Switches to fences at quite a young age and is much respected on chasing debut for successful trainer/jockey combination.
Runner-up in two of his three chases, but has been off the track since November and was well beaten in a handicap on that occasion. Returns on a 2lb lower mark with cheekpieces fitted.
Has been in good form over hurdles for this summer's most proliflic trainer/jockey partnership and now switches his attentions to fences. Of obvious interest and the market should prove instructive.
Two wins from four starts over fences, including a verdict over C&D in June. The handicapper has had his say and while he should be competitive, he is more exposed than at least a couple of his rivals.
Useful in his prime, but is not the force of old as he demonstrated at Bangor last time. One of of two runners from his in-form yard and stable jockey prefers Holyrale.
Winner of three handicap hurdle races during the winter who now tries his luck over the bigger obstacles. Has been given a break and it will be interesting to see if the market speaks in his favour.
Last Year's Winner
Dr Dunraven (13/8), Ofcourseiwill (3/1), Holryale (10/3), Comber Mill (7/1), Omega Springs (12/1), Full (16/1), Winner Massagot (20/1)
- Comber Mill
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