14:45 Sedgefield Thu 8 November 2018
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- 2m 3f 65y, Good (Good to Soft in places on the back straight)
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Won three sellers/claimers over hurdles last year for Sophie Leech. On a handy mark here judged on that form, but plenty to prove on his return from wind surgery.
Reasonable efforts over shorter on his last two starts, and drops 2lb here. Frame claims again, but doesn't jump off the page as an obvious winner.
Should appreciate the return to this sort of trip and if that helps him back to the form of his Hexham run from this mark two starts ago, he has each-way claims again.
C&D winning veteran who returns from an 18-month absence with an 8lb drop. Well treated on some early 2017 form, but hard to rave about his chance with fitness and well being to prove.
Both wins have been at Market Rasen, over 2m3f/2m5½f and on good ground. 2lb higher than the latter here and if he can shrug off a disappointing effort last time, he has claims.
Well held in all start over both hurdles and fences this season and can only watch.
Dual course winner over 2m½f. Can't be ruled out of the frame in this line-up, but will need to be fully firing to do so from 2lb 'wrong'.
7lb 'wrong' and impossible to fancy on what we saw from his 90L defeat on his recent chase debut.
Last Year's Winner
Grow Nasa Grow (13/8), Notonebuttwo (2/1), Stormbay Bomber (11/4), Paddocks Lounge (16/1), Early Boy (25/1), Gin Cobbler (25/1), Duhallowcountry (40/1), Psychology (40/1)
- Grow Nasa Grow
- Stormbay Bomber
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