16:25 Bangor Thu 11 October 2018
Trainer has done well to find two weak races for him at Perth. This is tougher off his revised mark, but hard to dismiss all the same.
Unbeaten in two starts here but has had issues since and wind surgery did not appear to have helped when last seen in in February. Market support would be interesting given yard's current form, but otherwise best watched until showing more.
Looks nicely treated judged on his Ludlow second but he has underperformed in both starts since. Should benefit from extra distance and the stable are in better form now than when last seen.
Opened his account with a 12L C&D win in lesser company. Current mark has been beyond him in three starts since.
Hard to win with as he looks one paced nowadays. Longer trip a plus but he would make more appeal on softer ground.
Has been disappointing since going hurdling and is one of the yard's lesser lights. Generally finds little for pressure and hard to recommend currently.
Ffos Las winner in June when accounting for a reluctant rival. That has taken his mark back above 100 and there should be a better handicapped rival in here.
Career record of 6-71 under all disciplines but winless since May 2016. Last win over hurdles came three years ago and down to that same mark for the first time since. Latest effort was discouraging.
Last Year's Winner
Jaunty Thor (9/4), Royal Ruby (11/4), Casterly Rock (4/1), Black Buble (5/1), Cousin Oscar (11/2), Nabhan (14/1), Grams And Ounces (18/1), Vexillum (28/1)
- Casterly Rock
- Jaunty Thor
- Cousin Oscar
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