14:05 Fakenham Fri 19 October 2018
Group 2 Flat winner in Meydan who won twice as a novice over hurdles two seasons ago. Has lost his way under both codes more recently, however, and despite another 5lb drop and significant drop in grade, he has a bit to prove.
Stays 2m7f, though both wins this season have been over 2m4f, and all his successes have been on good ground. 9lb higher than the most recent of those and, given both runs since, he looks up against it, especially over the minimum trip.
Has been consistent this summer, winning one of his four starts in that period at Market Rasen (2m½f, good) in July. Just 1lb higher today, and with 3lb claimed, he looks a serious player.
Veteran who showed that he can still win a race when a 2L scorer at Hexham (2m, good) in May, from 3lb lower. Also has a C&D success to his name, which is positive, but needs to be much better than on his last two starts.
1-19 over hurdles, having won a similar race at Catterick in December, when 1lb lower. However, 16lb 'wrong' here, so very much up against it.
Very moderate and 0-12 over hurdles. 23lb out of the handicap and impossible to fancy.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Olly MurphyJ: Fergus Gregory|
Collodi (1/1), Ruaraidh Hugh (9/4), Excellent Result (5/1), Back To Balloo (11/1), Cocker (40/1), Shalamzar (40/1)
- Excellent Result
- Back To Balloo
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