15:30 Hereford Tue 13 November 2018
A winner at Cartmel in March but was already held when he unseated today's rider at Market Rasen last time out; that effort created the impression the handicapper has him back where he wants him. Vulnerable from top weight.
Can make the running if he needs to and winning form when able to dominate. Stiff test from his current mark though and is still 6lb above his latest winning mark.
Won in good style over hurdles at Fontwell (extended 2m3f, heavy) in January and handicapped on a couple of fair efforts over timber since. Not disgraced on chasing debut last time and possible there's more to come. Worth a betting check.
Drops in class after finding a Grade 3 too hot for him last time. Had previously held his form well and has some solid form to his name. Goods chance back at this level. Shortlisted.
Best when racing close to the pace and is only 1lb above his last winning mark. Unseated when last seen out but had previously been struggling. Has a bit more to prove than just his fitness on these terms.
C&D winner in January but disappointed in both starts since (fell at Uttoxeter last time out). Looks weighted to the limit and may just need a run having been off since April.
Sets out from 7lb above his only previous winning mark over fences but hasn't stood much racing this calendar year. Off since March but has gone well fresh before now. Worth noting in the betting.
Veteran with seven wins over fences to his name from a career spanning back to 2011; still retains plenty of enthusiasm though and ;latest from figures read well. Usually takes at least a run to put him right though. (Off since March.)
Winner of a small field handicap over fences at Fakenham in March but was well below that level in both subsequent starts. Still 7lb above that winning mark and looks set for a stiff test even though his rider's claim helps at the weights.
Has ability but is another whose fortunes appear to have been clamped down upon by the handicapper. Conditions should suit but needs everything to go his way from 4lb above his last winning mark.
Made a winning start for his current yard but found out by a 7lb higher mark last time out. The trip suits but more rain needed to bolster the gelding's chances from the foot of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
De Rasher Counter (11/4), Hogan's Height (9/2), Touch Kick (6/1), Town Parks (6/1), Conna Cross (13/2), Creep Desbois (10/1), Calipto (14/1), Enjoy Responsibly (25/1), Opening Batsman (25/1), Too Many Diamonds (25/1), Dusky Lark (40/1)
- Too Many Diamonds
- Creep Desbois
- De Rasher Counter
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