16:55 Worcester Tue 11 September 2018
- Sands Still Birth & Neonatal Charity 'Hands And Heels' Handicap Hurdle (Conditionals/Amateurs) (Div 1) (Class 5)
- 2m 4f, Good
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Three-time hurdle winner was looking booked for second until falling at the last when last seen at Catterick in January. Returns from lengthy absence and trip here on the sharp side so others more appealing.
Unplaced in six hurdle races for Joseph O'Brien and then off 482 days so likely needed the run when pulled-up here latest on stable debut. Well supported there so no surprise if we see improvement now.
C&D winner over fences was tailed off here on return from a 272 day absence over hurdles before a slightly better effort latest over fences. Plenty to prove at present.
C&D winner over fences in July was a sound third at Southwell latest when reverting to hurdles off this mark. Returns to this venue with a handy weight and is a leading contender today.
Former Irish trained maiden returned from the pointing fields for stable debut last month at Stratford when tailed-off eighth of nine. Huge improvement needed to be involved.
Unplaced in nine career races and tailed off in both starts this summer. Shows little signs of ability and readily passed over.
Twice placed over hurdles in 2016 although latest was a two-runner contest. Tailed off on return at Newton Abbot last month which was the same as his final run of 2017. Blinkers reached for and represent his best hope.
Won lone race here over 2m but that was over four years ago. Pulled up here on return to action last month after nine month absence. Best form would give him a squeak but far from confident.
Career record of 2-50 speaks volumes and over three years since most recent success. Failed to complete in last three starts and very hard to fancy now.
Twice pulled-up and beaten out of sight in other three races under rules. Out of the handicap here and very hard to fancy even in first-time blinkers.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Olly MurphyJ: Fergus Gregory|
Field Exhibition (6/4), Tell The Tale (10/3), Murray Mount (9/2), So Sorry Sarah (10/1), Panis Angelicus (10/1), Toe To Toe (14/1), Live For Today (16/1), Zara's Reflection (40/1), Buckeye Shan (50/1), The Kvilleken (50/1)
- Field Exhibition
- So Sorry Sarah
- Panis Angelicus
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