14:25 Newbury Thu 8 November 2018
Daughter of Helissio who caused a shock when winning a mares maiden at Ffos Las on hurdling debut last month. Clearly has talent, but faces a stiff task conceding weight to some talented rivals.
Won a listed bumper at Cheltenham in November, and made the perfect start over hurdles when winning a 2m3½f novice on hurdles bow at Chepstow last month. Has potential for better, and respected despite her penalty.
Won on soft ground over 1m4f at Chepstow in June, and made a solid start to hurdles career when winning a mares' event at Market Rasen in September. Impressive there, and likely to prove better in this sphere than on the Flat.
In the frame in Listed bumpers at Market Rasen and Sandown early in the year. Not always fluent when only fourth to Our Dot's Baby on hurdles bow, but expected to improve markedly on that in time.
Bumper win came on Polytrack, but she was far from disgraced when mid-field in Grade 2 event at Aintree in April (one place behind Posh Trish). Likely to do better when stepping up in trip.
Fared best of a few of these when third to Getaway Katie Mai in Grade 2 bumper at Aintree in April having won a listed event at Huntingdon on debut for current yard. From family of Rhinestone Cowboy, and looks a good prospect for hurdles.
Third on bumper bow at Punchestown for Sam Curling, and didn't need to improve when dead-heating for new yard at Southwell in April. Yard has a modest record in novice hurdles, but can't be dismissed.
Well-related along jumping lines, and showed plenty on first two starts in bumpers. Didn't need to improve to score at Sedgefield in April, and unlikely to lack for fitness on debut over timber. Place claims.
Improved on promise of debut when winning a Ludlow bumper in May by 3¼L from Crackle Lyn Rosie. That form hasn't worked out, but this point-to-point winner still looks an above-average recruit to the jumping game.
Last Year's Winner
|T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan|
Posh Trish (13/8), Duhallow Gesture (3/1), Lust For Glory (9/2), Sula Island (6/1), Aimee De Sivola (16/1), It's O Kay (22/1), Indefatigable (33/1), Our Dot's Baby (33/1), Ceara Be (50/1)
- Duhallow Gesture
- Posh Trish
- Lust For Glory
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