15:50 Southwell Wed 10 October 2018
Has 128-day absence to overcome but has gone well fresh in the past and was a model of consistency last term in decent handicap company. Solid performer and looks sure to be in the thick of the action.
Won at Huntingdon in May off a mark of 122 but and ran a good race in defeat on seasonal return at Plumpton last time when a solid third. Appears on the up and has a decent chance once again.
Raised a hefty 12lb for an 8-length win at Worcester in July, which looks harsh. No fitness doubts after two subsequent Flat start but will do well to score off revised mark.
Won three out of four last summer for three different trainers, (including one chase) and competes off same mark as win in selling hurdle at Uttoxeter in June. This looks tougher so may be found wanting.
Only win came in Hereford noivce hurdle two years ago. Returns following wind operation after two modest efforts following 15-month absence. Has plenty of questions to answer.
Stayed on well to score at Worcester last month off a rating of 102 and only 2lb higher now. Not beaten far when third at Uttoxeter last time but was sloppy at her hurdles so needs to pick her hooves up if she is to get involved.
Last Year's Winner
Fidux (6/4), Haafapiece (3/1), Solstalla (9/2), Shining Romeo (7/1), Forecast (8/1), Old Salt (14/1)
- Shining Romeo
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