13:50 Sandown Sun 11 November 2018
Only minimal promise in bumpers at Warwick and Wincanton earlier this year. Should do better now he is hurdling, but is probably best watched.
Point-to-point winner in Ireland in February and makes his hurdling debut for a new stable. The experience is likely to be needed.
Plenty of promise in a bumper and a hurdles contest when trained in France. Debut for a top stable which is a little quiet at present.
Promise on bumper debut at Warwick, but failed to build on that at Fakenham. Not totally dismissed on hurdling debut, but need to improve for jumping.
Robin Des Champs gelding who cost €15,000 as a two-year-old and whose dam is an unraced sister to Bellflower Boy, who won over hurdles and fences. Comfortable winner of an Ayr bumper on debut and an obvious contender on his hurdling bow,
Little to shout about in three hurdles starts. Stable looks to have a stronger contender in Finawn Bawn.
Half-brother to Grand National winner One For Arthur who has been well held in both starts over hurdles. Looks sure to do better once he is stepped up in trip.
Definite signs of promise in both starts in bumpers in the spring. Jumping debut for a yard in good form and has to be respected.
Comfortable winner of a Kempton bumper on debut, and was by no means disgraced in a much stiffer contest at Aintree. In the same ownership as Oakley and it will be interesting to see how the market prices them up as he makes his hurdling debut.
Good efforts in bumpers when trained by Sally Haynes. Makes his hurdling debut for a new yard and is worth a check in the betting.
Milan gelding who fetched €36,000 as a three-year-old and is a brother to the very smart Monalee. Eyecatching pedigree, but will be suited by further in due course and stable has yet to strike form.
Promise in bumpers, but did not shine on his hurdling debut at Fakenham. Stable jockey prefers him to No Getaway, but he has something to find.
Point-to-point winner who has shown little in two outings over hurdles. Returns from a break and may yet do better,
Beat only one rival in two maiden hurdles at Worcester during the summer. Plenty to prove following his absence from the track.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss E C LavelleJ: L P Aspell|
Sevarano (5/4), Eldorado Allen (4/1), Oakley (4/1), Star Of Lanka (9/1), Finawn Bawn (12/1), West To The Bridge (16/1), Storm Wizard (25/1), No Getaway (66/1), Elite Garde (66/1), Cangodemayo (80/1), Duarigle (100/1), Let's Get At It (100/1), Building Futures (100/1), Haventthefroggiest (200/1)
- Eldorado Allen
- Star Of Lanka
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