16:25 Worcester Tue 11 September 2018
Clear signs of ability in first three bumpers with two fourths and a third before set a stiff task when last seen at Cheltenham (10th of 19). No doubt she has potential to make into a useful hurdler and champion jockey booked.
Ordinary flat maiden was beaten 50L into fourth of eight on hurdles bow at Bangor last month. Hard to envisage her being in the shake up based on that effort.
Only completed once in five point-to-points but showed some ability in latest of them. Only beat one home on debut under rules at Stratford in a bumper and will need a good bit more than that here.
Never really competitive in four bumpers to date. Bred for jumping (mare won over hurdles and fences) so hopefully be suited by switch to hurdles but hard to fancy.
Placed in four of her seven hurdle starts to date including third at Newton Abbot last month. Considerable experience an obvious boost and form strong enough to expect another bold bid.
Managed two seconds in her eight hurdle races, C&D in 2017 and Towcester in May this year. Either of those efforts would put her firmly in the thick of things but below that level of late. Has to be considered but far from reliable.
Placed point-to-pointer hasn't really showed much in two starts under rules at Uttoxeter (fourth of six) and Southwell (fifth of nine). Has some ability but no doubt she'd need to improve to be involved.
Built on a fair third with an excellent second here last month over 2m4f where she wandered under pressure and was headed late on. That form stands out and provided she's as effective back to 2m will take all the beating.
Steadily improved in four bumpers winning the last one at Newton Abbot. Second ran a decent race next time out so form of that looks useful enough and if she jumps soundly on hurdles bow she should be involved.
Twice placed in maiden hurdles and not beaten far into fourth when last seen at Plumpton as favourite. Had a break since so fitness the biggest question mark but is she's ready she should make her presence felt.
Outran 20/1 odds with a close fourth on debut at Stratford in a bumper but no great sign of improvement next when beaten considerably further at Newton Abbot. Plenty to prove on hurdles bow.
Last Year's Winner
|G For Ginger||7||11-0||3/1|
|T: A J HoneyballJ: David Noonan|
Chequered View (5/2), Kiruna Peak (7/2), Sheila Tanist (4/1), Ortenzia (13/2), Sunday In The Park (7/1), Sid Hoodie (12/1), Fortia (20/1), Pottlereaghexpress (28/1), Hartshorne Abbie (66/1), Talkingpicturestv (100/1), Getaway Flyer (100/1)
- Sheila Tanist
- Kiruna Peak
- Sid Hoodie
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