17:25 Newton Abbot Sat 1 September 2018
Finished seventh when sent off favourite for a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Fontwell (good) on his return to action last month. Likely to have improved for the run.
Placed over 3m at Taunton (good) last November. Disappointing since including at Worcester (2m7f, good) in first time blinkers following wind surgery.
Placed twice since returning from a break and returns to hurdles having been pulled up over fences at Uttoxeter (3m, good) in July. Wears blinkers for the first time.
Handicap mark is falling having been held in three starts over hurdles in the spring. Well held on the Flat last time out and more needed following a break.
21 race maiden and beaten 66L on debut for this yard over 2m1f on good ground last month. Plenty to prove at present.
Odds-on when finishing runner-up over an extended 2m2f on debut for this yard at Market Rasen (good) a month ago. Leading contender once more.
Fair fifth over C&D on returning to hurdling in July but pulled up here subsequently. Wears a tongue tie for the first time.
Winner of three point-to-points and tongue tie returned when third over 2m1f on good ground here last time out. Races off the same mark and interesting stepping back up in distance.
Pulled up on two of his three starts since joining this yard including at Stratford (good) last month on his return from an absence. Stepping up in distance.
Placed on both hurdles starts since winning over C&D on good ground in July. Races off a mark 3lb higher than for that victory.
Well held over 2m7f on good ground at Worcester last time out. Sole victory came over 2m6f at Stratford (good) 13 months ago.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns|
Alizee Javilex (7/4), Capsy De Mee (9/2), Petrify (5/1), Benbecula (7/1), Scorpion Star (9/1), Willyegolassiego (10/1), Midnight Magic (12/1), Quinto (14/1), Starlit Night (25/1), Chance It (50/1), St Peter's Square (66/1)
- Alizee Javilex
- Scorpion Star
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