11:50 Kelso Sat 10 November 2018
Contested some of the top novice events last year and although highly-tried he wasn't disgraced. Looked to have a relatively easy chance on his return at Aintree (may have run into a useful one) and now over 2f further; cheekpieces on first-time.
Shown good form on the Flat of late (won his last two handicaps over 2m2f at Pontefract) and now returns to hurdles looking to improve on his modest form in this sphere. Will be suited by this test but faces a stiff task.
Showed something to work on from both his bumper and hurdles debuts which were separated by a gap of 8 months. Does look one for the longer term though and probably handicaps once he has a mark.
Irish point-to-point winner who looks to have plenty of stamina in the pedigree and even this test may prove a little too sharp. Showed some ability over 2m on his hurdles debut here (lacked any pace); likely to improve but this is a tough test.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K DalgleishJ: B S Hughes|
Aye Aye Charlie (1/12), Bodacious Name (9/1), Starozov (40/1), Justadreamyeken (66/1)
- Aye Aye Charlie
- Bodacious Name
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