18:10 Stratford Tue 28 August 2018
Stepped up on return from a break when finishing 8L second at Uttoxeter (3m, soft) a month ago. Races off a 5lb lower mark on his return to hurdling.
Victorious over 3m1f on heavy ground at Wincanton in February. Raised 4lb for that success and would appreciate any overnight rain on his return to hurdling.
Winner of a good-to-firm ground handicap hurdle over an extended 3m1f at Cartmel last month. Pulled up over the same C&D subsequently and needs to bounce back if he's to take this event.
Placed on each of his last three starts over fences including when finishining a close second at Newton Abbot (good) last month. Races off a 1lb lower mark back over hurdles.
Dual winner this season most recently over 3m at Southwell (good) last month. Raised 4lb for that victory and is one for the shortlist once more.
Beaten 16L into third in a 2m4f handicap chase at Worcester (good) a month ago. Struggled at Newton Abbot since and probably best watched on his return to hurdles.
Last Year's Winner
Guerrilla Tactics (11/8), Bassarabad (4/1), Flying Verse (4/1), Gamain (7/1), Dreamsoftheatre (10/1), Irish Thistle (20/1)
- Flying Verse
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