16:50 Perth Mon 10 September 2018
Won a novice chase over C&D in June, and has run creditably over both sets of obstacles since, albeit looking a shade too high in the weights.
Has really taken to fences, and having won easily at Hexham a year ago, he followed up after a break at Southwell in May. Found out in listed company at Market Rasen last time, but this is easier, and he could bounce back.
Beat Flaxen Flare 11L when winning a C&D handicap in July. Ran creditably from lower mark over hurdles last time, and clearly in good heart, so respected for all he's 9lb higher that for that success.
Won listed race over hurdles at Musselburgh as a juvenile, and while he made a poor start over fences, he ran much better when 1½L second of 5 to Deauville Crystal in novice at Worcester last time. Must show he can build on that.
Form is very patchy of late, and can find little, but better signs after a wind operation when second of 10 to Red Giant in handicap at Bangor last time. Likely to play a part if continuing in same vein.
Won over hurdles here last month, and grabbed another success over timber at Sedgefield on Thursday. Has also won over fences for current yard, and avoids a penalty for latest win. Not dismissed.
Well held on first two starts this season after a break, but ran better when third of 10 to Red Giant at Bangor last time. Held by runner-up Net Work Rouge on that form, however.
Last Year's Winner
King's Song (11/4), Cooking Fat (3/1), Swingbridge (10/3), Net Work Rouge (7/2), Forth Bridge (11/2), Mighty Leader (8/1), Brian Boranha (12/1), Ganbei (20/1)
- Cooking Fat
- Net Work Rouge
- Brian Boranha
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