14:50 Worcester Tue 11 September 2018
122-rated hurdler seems an improved sort since switching to fences with two wins and two seconds in four starts. Narrowly touched off over C&D latest against a dual chase scorer receiving 7lb. Form solid and big player here.
Enjoyed an excellent record over hurdles and won first chase start over 2m5f at Cartmel. Looked likely to follow up next until falling two out so could have arrived here two-from-two. Drop to 2m no issue and is the top-rated horse here.
Winner of two of his final three starts for Olly Murphy including a selling hurdle over an extended 2m at Stratford and a 2m2f chase at Fontwell. Last of four on stable debut at Newton Abbot and up against it here facing improving rivals.
Won one of 14 for this stable over hurdles although set some stiff tasks along the way. Not seen since February and now makes his chasing debut but not out of this on hurdles from at the weights so all about how he jumps.
Looked promising when following up an Exeter bumper win with a Uttoxeter hurdles success but not added to that in six starts since. Now switches to fences which might suit but stiff task at the weights first time up.
Unplaced in all four chase starts and gone down narrowly last twice at Southwell (2m) under today's rider. Bit to find at the weights but surely will be winning a race of this nature sooner rather than later.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D BurchellJ: T Scudamore|
Equus Amadeus (5/2), Caid Du Lin (3/1), One For Billy (4/1), Gustave Mahler (9/2), Dear Sire (5/1), Royal Plaza (50/1)
- Dear Sire
- Gustave Mahler
- One For Billy
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