13:00 Aintree Sat 10 November 2018
£115,000 buy following his lone point-to-point start (second) and began to pay that when making a winning debut in a Towcester bumper last season. Two pulled clear there but neither run since so form hard to rate but surely a useful prospect.
Beaten identical distance of 18½L in bumpers at Doncaster (eighth of 11) and Plumpton (seventh of nine). Bred for fences and a true stamina test so this will suit a little better but still likely find a couple sharper.
Won lone start, a Wincanton bumper with a bit in hand although only three ran. Runner-up done little to frank the form although the third has belatedly won low grade handicap hurdles. Could do no more than he did and commands respect here.
Won lone point-to-point (3m) impressively by 9L leading connections to pay €180,000 for him. Half-brother to four winners over hurdles so everything points to him making up into an above average hurdler and probably chaser.
Improved in each of his three point-to-points, winning the last of them. Bought for £80,000 in April and joined a yard who can ready them at the first time of asking so fully expectant of him being competitive here.
Beat all bar a previous winner and odds-on favourite on debut when going down by a nose in a bobbing finish. Third won since and fourth placed in next three so form looks solid and he is beautifully bred for staying contests so leading player here.
Last Year's Winner
|Hear No Evil||5||10-12||5/2|
|T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton|
Captain Drake (9/4), Redzor (11/4), Quoi De Neuf (3/1), Smackwater Jack (5/1), One For The Team (12/1), Invisible Clouds (50/1)
- Smackwater Jack
- Captain Drake
- Quoi De Neuf
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