17:45 Kelso Wed 19 September 2018
Goes particularly well on good ground, though also acts on good to firm. In tremendous form of late and had he not pecked on landing after the last at Stratford last time, he could have had a four-timer. Claims from 1lb higher.
5lb higher than when winning at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in July. Held from this mark last time at Cartmel, but that was still a good effort. Probably wants it good or slower to have his best chance.
Beat Trongate (runs in 4.45) by 2½L at Perth (2m4f, good) on his chase debut last month, but made mistakes back in Ireland last time. Has to be considered a major player if back to the form of that chase debut with the champion up.
Four-time course winner, who is at his best on good or good to soft ground, so some rain would help him. 5lb higher than when winning at Carlisle in March (career-best), but held from just 1lb higher since. Bit to prove.
4-9 over fences, the most recent of those wins coming at Perth (2m, good) in June, when 3lb lower. Bettered that from this mark back there next time, but out of sorts latest and more is needed.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs H O GrahamJ: Thomas Dowson|
Cubomania (13/8), Ink Master (7/2), Hargam (7/2), Honourable Gent (4/1), Ifandbutwhynot (4/1), Sudski Star (8/1)
- Ink Master
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