13:15 Wincanton Sat 10 November 2018
Been running consistently well without winning this summer. Ultimately well held at Fontwell (2m5½f, good) last month. Races off the same mark here and leading claimer takes off a handy 3lb. Should be a leading contender once more.
Won a handicap at Towcester off 2lb lower back in May. Returned from a mid-summer break to finish last of 10 at Newton Abbot in September. Had another short break but plenty to prove now.
Not quite been the same force over fences as he was over hurdles but lurks on a tempting mark as a result. Likes to bowl along in the lead but has folded pretty tamely when headed the last three times. Further drop in trip may help but better needed
Won here over C&D back in April when attempting to make all off a 4lb lower mark. Back to hold-up tactics the last twice and should be fitter for recent spin at Market Rasen when well backed. Everything in place for another bold show.
Won back-back races at the turn of the year and shot up the weights as a result. Returns from a seven-month break here and is still 5lb higher than for that last win. Riders claim helps in that regard and not completely dismissed if fully tuned up.
Reliable sort that tends to win his share. Still 9lb higher than when bolting up at Taunton back in February. Looked badly in need of the run on recent return at Kempton and should strip much fitter today.
Had some issues and was pulled up when having first run for well over a year at Ffos Las three weeks ago. That was his first run since wind surgery and now the cheekpieces are added to the tongue-tie. On a good mark but risky.
Has some good efforts to his name in Ireland but remains a maiden over fences. Starts life today for a new yard on the back of a seven-month break and will need to be cherry ripe but has fairly sound form claims if ready.
Still 7lb higher than when winning at Ffos Las in May. Riders claim certainly helps in that regard but well held at Plumpton last time and needs to do plenty more for win purposes.
Last Year's Winner
|Play The Ace||8||12-0||9/2|
|T: P BowenJ: James Bowen|
Buster Thomas (2/1), Capeland (11/4), Forth Bridge (5/1), Ballinure (8/1), Skellig Rocks (9/1), Leg Lock Luke (10/1), Native Robin (12/1), Triple Chief (33/1), Crown Theatre (50/1)
- Forth Bridge
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