12:55 Carlisle Mon 12 November 2018
€70,000 purchase and a full-brother to Grand National winner Ballabriggs; early days in his career, but has offered only mild encouragement so far; back in trip after weakening at Sedgefield (2m4f) in March; had wind surgery.
Stablemate of Ballasalla; half-brother to the French 2m and 2m1f hurdle winner Free Fields; 0-3 in Irish PTP's for Colin Bowe; stable debut.
Hooded (retained) for rules and stable debut at Warwick (2m3f, good) in May, running well enough to finish 3½L second to the now 130-rated Minella Warrior; solid chance in this company.
Low-key in bumpers (0-2) and probably needs both time and a trip to be seen to maximum effect over hurdles (brother to the 2m6f winner Shepherd's Bight); unlikely contender on timber bow.
Rated in the 80's on the Flat for William Haggas in 2016, but slipped in the weights due to his inconsistent form for this trainer; not a likely type to make a winning hurdles debut.
Cost €45,000 as a 3yo; improved effort on second start over hurdles on the outer track here (2m1f) in October when finishing 24L fourth to Good Boy Bobby (form solid).
0-4 over hurdles in Ireland for Christian Delcros (2m3f-2m5f); will need to improve significantly in order to play any sort of positive role on debut for Sedgefield trainer Rebecca Menzies.
Former French racer for G.Cherel; 0-5 over hurdles/fences thus far; makes his GB debut after joining Tim Easterby for €7,500 from the Arqana Sale in July 2018; watching brief only.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge|
Clondaw Anchor (2/7), Highland Hunter (5/2), En Meme Temps (7/2), Ballasalla (8/1), Relkadam (14/1), Capmonfor (20/1), Dwight D (25/1), Court In Matera (33/1), Monsieur Bagot (33/1)
- Clondaw Anchor
- Highland Hunter
- En Meme Temps
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