13:50 Musselburgh Wed 7 November 2018
Produced a mid-division finish on handicap debut at Cheltenham (2m, good) last month after back-to-back good ground novice wins at Stratford and Kelso (2m); conditions ideal, but is carrying a double penalty.
Dual bumper winner who has made a solid start to life over hurdles, backing up a second placed run at Huntingdon with a maiden success at Market Rasen; penalised in a stronger race for a trainer 0-3 over jumps here since 2005 (prior to today).
Promising type (bumper/hurdles winner); most effective on quick ground. However, folded tamely against a talented rival on seasonal return at Carlisle last month (2m1f, good to soft) and this stable aren't fully firing just yet; capable of better.
0-3 over hurdles in Ireland for Denise Foster, but did win a 1m4f Lingfield AW maiden for Andrew Balding back in 2015, and was 102-rated at his best on the Flat; stable debut.
Former Irish pointer who gamely won his bumper at this track in March (2m, good to soft), prior to competing out of his depth behind Sebastopol at Ayr in April; wears a hood on hurdles/seasonal debut; of interest.
Last Year's Winner
|Beyond The Clouds||4||11-5||2/5|
|T: K A RyanJ: B S Hughes|
Return Ticket (9/4), Normal Norman (9/4), Noah And The Ark (3/1), Sporting Press (7/2), Pinspot (33/1), Ballynanty (40/1)
- Sporting Press
- Return Ticket
- Normal Norman
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Anita Chambers looks ahead to the day's action with a strong word for Regular in the juvenile event at Chelmsford on Tuesday evening.
We pick out five early fancies for the three-day November Meeting at Cheltenham which starts on Friday afternoon.
Matt Brocklebank backs a well-treated runner from the Ian Williams yard as he returns to hurdles action at Huntingdon.