14:30 Hereford Tue 13 November 2018
Not many miles on the clock but still potential to improve. Off since finishing mid division in a tough handicap at Cheltenham in April but is now back on a winning mark; and can go well fresh. Dangerous to dismiss despite top weight.
Still has scope to improve and is respected after a ready win last time out. Up in class but allowed to race off a reasonable looking mark for his handicap debut. Fell on his only previous visit to this course though.
Landed a brace over hurdles last winter and held his form well in three subsequent starts. Had wind surgery since and another step forward required now he goes into a handicap for the first time.
Has ability and is just 1lb above his only previous winning mark. Off since a modest effort in a tough handicap at Sandown in April and debuts for a new yard too. Probably best watched.
Still a maiden but has hinted that he's capable of forcing a result to go his way. Given a chance on his handicap debut and may have more up his sleeve. One to consider.
Respectable level reached in his last three starts (all at Chepstow) but this looks tougher and the gelding needs to post a career best effort. More rain would be a help though.
Already dropped to a handy mark but plenty to prove after being pulled up at Worcester in July; off since and may also prefer softer ground. Others again make more appeal.
Last Year's Winner
Brelan D'As (5/2), Irish Prophecy (11/4), Going Gold (9/2), Jurby (5/1), Amoola Gold (11/1), Kings Monarch (12/1), Eureu Du Boulay (20/1)
- Brelan D'As
- Kings Monarch
- Kings Monarch
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