15:15 Newton Abbot Fri 21 September 2018
Dual Flat winner who opened his account in a similarly weak race at Worcester. His task was made easier when three rivals came down at the third last, but he did the job comfortably and can achieve more.
Shaped well here last month and again at Worcester on Monday. Hood fitted this time but a couple of these ex-Flat racers should still be too quick.
Only managed to beat two rivals in three bumpers and ran out on hurdling debut. Off more than two years since and only the most optimistic will see him winning.
Below his best on the Flat this summer but represents a yard with a record of 8-22 with hurdlers here over the past five seasons. Appears to need some give in the ground so rain would be a help.
Beaten a long way in all starts and soon tailed off last time. Drops in trip and has plenty to find.
Out of form lately and well beaten in uncompetitive contests on both starts over hurdles. His losing streak looks set to be extended.
Shirocco gelding related to a winning hurdler who was a tad too keen on both starts in bumpers. Showed enough to suggest he can pick up a race a small race when learning to settle.
Has had five races spanning almost four years, so clearly not easy to train. Winner of a modest bumper here and tailed off on hurdling debut when last seen 11 months ago.
Last Year's Winner
|Amour de Nuit||5||11-10||4/7|
|T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost|
Acker Bilk (2/1), Auld Sod (3/1), Casement (7/2), Shiroccan Roll (4/1), Stand By Me (8/1), Maraakib (25/1), Plymouth Sound (33/1), Buachaill Beag (66/1), Great Fairy (66/1)
- Acker Bilk
- Shiroccan Roll
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