12:45 Kempton Mon 12 November 2018
Victorious by 5L in a novice hurdle at Ludlow (good) in May when debuting in this sphere. Good second on the Flat since and interesting under a penalty.
Placed on good-to-soft going at Newton Abbot (2m1f) in September. Well beaten next time however and others make more appeal.
Bumper winner for Micky Hammond and recorded a first completion over hurdles when 11L fourth at Market Rasen (good) in April. Worth a check in the market on seasonal debut.
Handicap winner over 1m4f at Epsom (good-to-soft) in August. Struggled on last two starts in that sphere and probably best watched on second start over hurdles.
Badly hampered and unseated his rider at the first when debuting at Exeter (2m1f, soft) just over 12 months ago. Interesting to see how he fares in this contest.
Completed a Newbury double when winning over an extended 1m5f on good-to-firm ground in July. Well beaten there the following month and market support would be notable on hurdling debut.
Good second over an extended 2m at Stratford (good) on hurdling debut in September. Disappointing prior to unseating at Southwell subsequently however.
Three time Flat winner but disappointing in that sphere since winning over 1m4f at Chepstow (good-to-firm) in May. Making his hurdling debut in this contest.
Good efforts in two bumpers including when fourth in a 2m contest on good ground here in February. One to note on his first start over hurdles.
Placed in a soft ground 1m6f bumper at Ludlow last December. Well beaten subsequently however and has had wind surgery since his most recent start.
Placed in three bumpers including two Listed contest. Beaten 11L by the useful Acey Milan over an extended 2m at Newbury (soft) in February and capable of running well on hurdling debut.
Dual bumper winner in France including in a Grade 1 contest over an extended 1m4f at Saint-Cloud last November. Joined a top stable and is one for the shortlist on her debut over hurdles.
21 race maiden on the Flat and beaten off a mark of 49 last time out. Others hold stronger claims on hurdles debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville|
Epatante (8/15), Woulduadamandeveit (6/1), Gaelic Prince (6/1), Ey Up Rocky (14/1), Outofthequestion (16/1), Thibault (25/1), Special Acceptance (25/1), Takbeer (25/1), Panko (33/1), Buachaill Beag (66/1), Foresee (100/1), Greenview Paradise (100/1), River Dart (100/1)
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