14:55 Newton Abbot Mon 10 September 2018
- Book Thomas Cook At Peter Goord Travel Handicap Chase (Class 4)
- 2m 4f 216y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Won once for Nicky Henderson and caused a surprise when he did. Since then his career has been blotted by broken promises. Better effort in Stratford novice 2m5f in June when last spotted.
Seemingly improved for the wind operation, twice placed at Warwick in the spring and duly scored over C&D last week on return from a break. Gone up 6lb but likely has leading chance in follow-up bid.
Heading for veteran stages now, beaten only 6L over C&D in July however and run another sound race over timber at Worcester last month. Likely has place claims at best though.
Just the one win from 13 so far over fences, coming at Bangor (2m4½f, good to soft) in October last year. As many poor efforts as good ones and unconvincing in three recent hurdles starts lately. Other preferred.
Managed a win over hurdles at Worcester but found a mark of 115 too stiff to cope with in two outings last season. Looks harshly assessed on that evidence, fell early on reappearance at Sedgefield 11 days ago.
Fairly modest maiden hurdler, seemed back in reasonable heart on her second try over fences when runner-up at Fontwell 11 days ago. Must build on that to get involved at the death here.
Last Year's Winner
Roll The Dough (6/4), Highbury High (7/2), River Of Intrigue (9/2), Jonagold (13/2), Ruby Russet (11/1), Mister Mister (12/1), Cinevator (25/1)
- Roll The Dough
- River Of Intrigue
- Ruby Russet
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