14:00 Hereford Tue 13 November 2018
Showed ability on debut at Ffos Las but has yet to repeat the effort and looked a little tapped for toe when making mistakes near the finish last time. May do better when contesting handicaps over a longer trip.
Sterling effort when second to a highly regarded type over C&D last time out gives the gelding leading claims in this modest company. Big chance if taking another step forward.
Consistent level of form achieved so far but was brushed aside by Golden Promise (and the eventual winner) over C&D last month and faces a stiff test in attempting to reverse the form.
Mixed form in point-to-points but did manage a win before joining his current yard. Didn't look a natural over hurdles on his rules debut last month, however, and may need more time and larger obstacles to be seen to better effect.
Convincing winner of a bumper at Perth back in April and looks to have stacks of potential. Bred to get further but this is a reasonable start over jumps; one to consider.
Yet to justify the lofty £135,000 purchase price of his sale at Aintree in April but it's still early days for this stoutly bred individual. Can make the running but was easily brushed aside last time and may be best watched for the time being.
AN expensive purchase who performed with credit in two bumpers in the spring but not seen action since. Yard going well though and safe to assume he's been primed for this debut run over hurdles. Place claims if he adapts.
Won a bumper at Ludlow in March but faded when headed on hurdles debut last month. Possible he just needed the run and may strip fitter this time. Another to bear in mind.
Modest form posted in two previous starts over hurdles and makes limited appeal again here.
Showed ability with some give underfoot in bumpers but was regressive on hurdles debut at Uttoxeter last month; can make the running but will take a good effort from him to hold on in this sort of company.
Last Year's Winner
Jarveys Plate (11/8), Newtown Boy (9/2), Rouge Vif (9/2), Duc De Beauchene (7/1), Golden Promise (8/1), Gwalia (22/1), Twotwothree (25/1), Sandy Boy (50/1), Locker Room Talk (66/1), Hard To Forget (100/1)
- Golden Promise
- Jarveys Plate
- Rouge Vif
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