15:25 Hexham Sat 13 October 2018
Unexposed; runner-up on rules chasing debut at Stratford in July (2m6f+, good to firm), beaten 2L by Birch Hill; had wind surgery in the interim and now moves up into open handicap company off a 2lb higher mark.
C&D winner in June (off a 2lb lower mark), making all to beat Talkonthestreet by nearly 2L; has came up short in both subsequent starts and needs to prove himself on softer ground (assuming the forecast rain arrives).
Notched a four-timer last winter (2m4f-3m) on soft/heavy ground which included three wins over fences; far less effective in the spring as conditions dried and his handicap mark was at its peak (same as today); trainer saddles three runners.
Won for the third time over fences when beating Carlton Ryan by 2½L at Musselburgh (3m2f, soft) in February (probably unlucky not to have won four on the bounce); handicap mark still feasible and could prove to be a fresh horse for the break.
1-23 career (3m Musselburgh, soft); wide of the mark since finishing runner-up at Carlisle in March (3m2f, good to soft); every possibility that a recent course hurdles spin (3m) will have him sharper today, but in reality it needs to.
17-race maiden (0-5 over fences), but solid enough over this C&D with his best run coming in June when finishing 12L third of four to Tanarpino (novice chase); likely to run fairly well without necessarily breaking the maiden tag.
Not the most convincing (18-race rules maiden); lost a shoe when running in snatches and finishing a well held 11¾L third to Jaunty Thor (2m4f, good) here last week; more required from out of the weights; trainer saddles three runners.
Veteran; reliable performer at this track in 2017 (2,3,1), but struggling from halfway and pulled up on return to action here last month; out of the handicap; trainer saddles three runners.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P A KirbyJ: A Nicol|
Born For War (15/8), Eager To Know (5/1), Spinning Scooter (5/1), Misfits (6/1), Classical Milano (13/2), Attention Please (7/1), Knocknamona (20/1), Frank The Slink (25/1)
- Born For War
- Attention Please
- Spinning Scooter
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