14:50 Uttoxeter Wed 12 September 2018
Attracted market support a couple of times in bumpers and sent off at 2/1 on hurdling debut at Ludlow back in May but was well held. This track may suit better and Richard Johnson booked, sound claims of going well if ready to go after a break.
Big prices and well held on both bumper starts. Type to do better now tackling hurdles but needs to do plenty more. Market will be a good guide to expectations.
Run with credit on several occasions over hurdles and went very close in a handicap last time. That piece of form just about sets the standard here and should be a leading contender back in maiden company.
Jumping woes in points having fallen on last three starts. Tailed off on hurdling debut at Market Rasen last month and impossible to fancy at this level.
Been fairly poor in Irish points up until a close second on his final start. Moved to a new yard ahead of rules debut and can only be watched unless the market screams his name.
Both career wins have come on the flat and is now 0/5 over hurdles. This is a lot easier than the handicap he contested at Perth last time though so you can construct a case for him running well.
Bought for £75,000 at the Aintree sales shortly after winning an Irish point-to-point in ready fashion. Plenty of ability so far in bumpers and looks an interesting recruit to hurdling. Should go well if taking to timber.
Has looked a bit of a slow burner over hurdles so far and likely that a few of these will be too quick for him. Shapes like his future will lie over much further in handicaps.
Already shown plenty of ability in two starts over hurdles at Bangor. Has shaped like this step up in trip will really suit and will be a leading contender once more.
poor maiden on the flat but shaped with some promise on hurdling debut at Worcester when staying on into fifth over 2m. Step up in trip may suit and possible place claims if building on that.
Placed in a point-to-point and bumper but well held on first two starts over hurdles at the turn of the year. Had a wind operation since his last run and returns from a seven month break so fitness taken on trust. Capable and market check needed.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Tom LaceyJ: R Johnson|
Val Mome (11/8), Fleeting Visit (3/1), Ballinahinch (11/2), Oscar World (7/1), Templepark (8/1), Cybalko (16/1), Trumps Benefit (25/1), Outback Blue (33/1), Casemates Square (40/1), Linemason (80/1), Dee Star (125/1), Hows Johnny (200/1)
- Val Mome
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