16:25 Stratford Mon 8 October 2018
Maiden hurdle winner at Huntingdon (2m, soft) in March and placed twice in this sphere since. Fair fifth on the Flat for John Gallagher subsequently and one to note on his return for this stable.
Ran well to finish runner-up in a novice hurdle at Warwick (2m, good-to-soft) at the end of May. Hood worn for the first time that day is retained.
Beaten 31L when second over an extended 2m2f on good ground here in August. Had wind surgery since pulling up at Market Rasen (good) later that month.
Struggled in four starts to date including when pulled up in a maiden hurdle at Newton Abbot (good) last time out. Debuting for a new yard.
Good fourth in a good ground bumper here in July but well held in three subsequent outings and probably best watched at present.
Last Year's Winner
Lungarno Palace (4/9), Rouge Vif (7/4), Finley's Eyes (2/1), Highway Star (20/1), Princess Midnight (25/1), Talkingpicturestv (100/1)
- Rouge Vif
- Lungarno Palace
- Finley's Eyes
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