15:40 Chepstow Wed 7 November 2018
Half-brother to a couple of useful hurdlers he showed that he had ability on his only start so far in a Southwell bumper although he faces a stiff enough task on his hurdles debut. More likely to be of interest once he has a handicap mark over hurdle
French bumper winner over 1m4f on the all-weather he followed that up with a 2nd in a juvenile hurdle on soft ground. He's not been seen since then and returns after a long absence but goes for a top yard and has to be respected.
From a yard that aren't known for their bumper winners especially debutantes ones he got off the mark in good style earlier in the year. That wasn't much of a race though and he was exposed in two subsequent starts under a penalty; hurdles debut.
There has been promise in both his starts in a bumper and over hurdles on vastly differing ground; shaped like a stayer on both occasions. Returns now from a break in what looks to be a decent race and looks to have a little to find.
Cost £65,000 after winning an Irish point-to-point on his debut in May by 10L (won easily). Now makes his hurdles debut for a yard who have to be respected with this type and will be one to note in the market.
Bumper winner on his 2nd start (first-time tongue tie) but subsequently beaten under a penalty in that sphere. Has still looked inexperienced in his two hurdles runs although he shaped better than his finishing position last time; work in progress.
Bumper winner here last year on her debut and went on to show some smart form in further bumpers especially when taking 2nd in a Grade 2 Aintree bumper. That race has already proved strong form and he looks a very good hurdles prospect.
Has a stamina-laden pedigree so it was a good first effort that saw him produce a promising first effort at Kempton in a 2m bumper. May have had an advantage by being well placed in that race but looks to have a bright future.
His four hurdles runs so far have proved rather unconvincing; has looked a little awkward on occasions and his jumping could do with more polish. Has more experience than most of these but could well use a far stiffer test than this.
Makes his stable/hurdles debut having run well for the Ronald O'Leary yard in a Carlisle bumper late last year when third (Kateson 2nd). Pedigree suggests that he'll be much better suited by a trip like this and needs noting in the market.
Took four attempts to get off the mark in Irish point-to-points and has done nothing to excite so far in two hurdles starts. Came third (of three) in his latest start and will surely find this beyond him.
Cost £18,000 as a three-year-old and is a half-brother to the modest chaser Jack Snipe. Would need to be far more useful than his pedigree suggests too figure in this deep event.
Winner of an Irish point-to-point on his debut he's shown some useful form in his sole bumper and over hurdles so far although he has been a beaten market leader on his last two starts. Remains a fair prospect though and can't be ignored here.
1-9 in point-to-points (only win came in a maiden) who has shown only a modicum of ability over hurdles so far and is probably searching for a mark to go into handicaps; will have more chance in those.
Achieved very little in four bumpers and now makes his hurdles debut with stiffer tests looking to be needed over hurdles; best watched on this occasion.
Point-to-point winner in Ireland who shaped well on her Rules debut (had a tough race though) and has run well since; looked sure to be placed before falling last time out at Exeter. Hood worn last time is retained; little more needed here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge|
Kateson (2/1), Tossapenny (5/1), Dashel Drasher (6/1), Casko D'Airy (7/1), Samburu Shujaa (8/1), Manvers House (11/1), Drumlee Watar (14/1), Shamilan (25/1), Dominateur (33/1), Fortunes Hiding (33/1), Super Snipe (100/1), Bolton Boy (100/1), Zee Man (100/1), Illtellmema (100/1), Shanroe Smooch (200/1), Troed Y Melin (200/1)
- Drumlee Watar
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