16:15 Chepstow Wed 7 November 2018
Newcomer who cost €30,000 as a three-year-old out of an unraced dam (half-sister to a bumper winner/hurdler On Raglan Road). Trainer 1-12 in bumpers this year and 10-71 in the past five seasons.
Dam was unplaced in bumpers/hurdles but is related to winners; has some good staying hurdlers on her side of the pedigree. From a top yard (in good form at the moment) so likely to go well on debut; 21% strike-rate in bumpers last five years.
Ran a fine race on his debut at Southwell in May and looked a winner at various stages before inexperience beat him. That run came on good ground and he'll be suited by some cut here and rates a leading prospect who can put his debut run to good use.
Heavy ground Irish point-to-point winner who cost €40,000 whose dam was also a winner in that sphere. Yard have a good record in bumpers overall (16% last five seasons) and 3-9 in last five seasons here in bumpers.
First bumper of the season for a yard that aren't quite showing the necessary sip at the moment. Won an Easingwold point-to-point in May on good to soft. Pedigree suggests he may need a bit further than this.
First run back from wind surgery having shown some promise in a spring bumper at Ludlow. This is a deeper contest though and given his pedigree he looks as though a stiffer test is required.
Half-brother to six French winner including a Listed placed chaser in Summerly. Cost €50,000 as a three-year-old and is reported by his trainer to have a good attitude to his work; yard have yet to have a bumper winner this season (0-12).
Failed to win in three attempts in Irish point-to-points and was a beaten favourite in his last two starts. Yard not really known for their bumper horses and this will be their first bumper runner of the year.
Trainer has a poor record in bumpers (0-57 in the last five years) and this Robin Des Pres gelding (twice placed in Irish point-to-points) looks unlikely to end that barren spell.
Gained a win on his third start in an Irish point-to-point due to a disqualification but has joined a yard with a reasonable record in this sphere (8-55 in last five years). There are some bumper winners in the pedigree and not out of this.
Yard have been in good form of late (3-6 last 14 days) and this €80,000 purchase as a three-year-old has a appealing pedigree that contains some bumper winners. Yard are 3-9 in bumpers this season; looks one to note in the market.
Half-brother to seven winners including the top-class hurdler Gemix out of a dam who won over hurdles. Well backed on his bumper debut (13-8 favourite) he took a strong hold and failed to live up to expectations; should be capable of better.
Sixth foal by Librettist who is a half-brother to bumper winner for this yard Cabaret Girl who is hooded for his debut. Yard are 0-41 overall in the last five seasons over jumps and he would be a surprise winner.
Yard yet to have a bumper this season (0-3) but they are always to be respected in this sphere (30-142; 21% in the last five seasons). This debutante is well related; half-sister to top-class chaser Sizing John; note in market.
Impressive winner of mares' point-to-point in Ireland she gets a good mention from her trainer in recent stable features. Has a decent pedigree that features winners and from a yard with a good record in bumpers this season and at this track.
Last Year's Winner
|Good Boy Bobby||4||10-12||6/1|
|T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies|
Silver Forever (3/1), Shang Tang (4/1), Balleticon (6/1), Champagne Well (13/2), Deadringerforlove (8/1), Chuffy Chuffnell (10/1), A Little Early (11/1), Our Bubba (14/1), Archirondel (16/1), Esprit Du Large (25/1), The Wolf (28/1), Dontcounturchikens (33/1), Do It For Thy Sen (40/1), Megalodon (66/1), Mr Palmtree (80/1), W S Gilbert (125/1)
- Silver Forever
- Shang Tang
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