16:55 Stratford Mon 8 October 2018
Had wind surgery since finishing 21L fourth over 2m4f at Wincanton (good) in October last year. Worth a check in the market on his return to action.
Running well in defeat of late including when finishing third over an extended 2m at Worcester (good) last time out. Interesting racing off the same mark in this contest.
Registered a 15L victory in a handicap chase over an extended 2m at Newton Abbot (good) in early June. Absent since and one to note following a 9lb rise in the weights.
Improved form in recent times including when beaten ½L over 2m at Uttoxeter (good) two weeks ago. Raised 5lb for that effort and another bold show looks likely.
Winner over an extended 2m1f at Bangor (good) last October. Pulled up on last two starts however including at Ludlow (2m, good) in May. Returning from a break.
Eased when winning easily by 17L over an extended 1m7f at Southwell (good) last week. Carries a 7lb penalty for that victory and likely to prove hard to beat in this contest.
Well held in a handicap chase over an extended 2m at Worcester (good) recently. Others hold stronger claims in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
Cillian's Well (13/8), Lillington (11/4), Dr Dunraven (11/2), Ken's Well (9/1), Diamond Rock (10/1), Modeligo (10/1), Saffron Prince (40/1)
- Cillian's Well
- Dr Dunraven
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