16:10 Ffos Las Sun 11 November 2018
Not devoid of promise in novices' company, but handicapper appears to have set him a stiffish task from this mark on his debut in this sphere. Improvement needed.
Won a class 5 handicap hurdle at Southwell (1m7½f, soft) in March, when 7lb lower. Not as good since, including on reappearance, so more needed.
On an 11-race losing run since scoring on debut in an Exeter bumper in 2016. Was second from this mark at Ludlow in May, and CV suggests that those taking the plunge should do so each-way.
Won a Cork bumper on debut last year for Willie Mullins, but well held in two more starts over hurdles for him. Marginally better on debut for this trainer last month, so may be able to improve again.
Well held in all three novice/maiden runs over hurdles. Initial mark looks tough.
Produced her best effort since returning from a long absence when 5½L fifth in a Newton Abbot selling handicap last time. Same mark here, so more needed, but won from higher in 2016. Not written off.
Largely a tale of woe for him over hurdles so far, but did finish second in a modest Worcester handicap in September, when 5lb lower (in first-time blinkers). New headgear again here, but well held last time and plenty to prove.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Tim VaughanJ: George Blackwell|
St John's (11/4), Katie Connell (11/4), Queen Of The Wind (5/1), Cuban Pete (5/1), Nabhan (6/1), Mollyow (7/1), Live For Today (8/1), Some Can Dance (16/1)
- Katie Connell
- St John's
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