15:10 Huntingdon Tue 13 November 2018
- Alan & Hilda Peak Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
- 2m 4f 145y,
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Had been in good from prior to being tailed off here over 3m1f last month when clearly not seeing out the longer trip. Drops back significantly in distance today and needs to bounce back to the earlier form with cheekpieces applied.
Been in terrific form of late having won two of his last three in good style. Only 4lb higher here but actually well-in given his riders claim and will be very hard to contain if he runs to a similar level here.
Well held on return to action here over 2m last month. Lightly raced and step up in trip promises to suit so has something to build on here.
Beaten a long well on handicap debut back in November 2016. Off the track for 735 days since and very much likely to need this.
Looked to have a future when with Willie Mullins but has been beaten a very long way on all four starts in handicaps so far and has dropped a total of 16lb in the weights. Impossible to fancy despite the fact here is clearly on a good mark.
Still a maiden after 11 starts but looked to be getting to grips with things when last seen back in May. Returns from a summer break now and with conditions fine, could go well.
Has had five starts so far over hurdles and has shown next to nothing. Best watched until showing some sort of improvement.
On a nice mark and travelled well for a long way here over 3m1f last month. Drop back in trip looks a good move and leading rider keeps the ride. Interesting especially if strong in the market.
Not been with this yard very long and they tend to eek out a bit of improvement when required. badly out of sorts of late though but attractively handicapped as a result. Market check essential.
Just the three wins in 43 starts, so clearly no win machine, and mark falling quickly after a few moderate efforts lately. Conditions fine but really not hard to look elsewhere for the winner.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A BlackmoreJ: Miss T Worsley|
Kingston (6/4), Western Storm (9/2), Dyliev (11/2), Oologist (11/2), Polarbrook (6/1), John Biscuit (14/1), Indian Reel (16/1), Monsart (22/1), Muilean Na Madog (25/1), Torrent Des Mottes (50/1)
Anita Chambers looks ahead to the day's action with a strong word for Regular in the juvenile event at Chelmsford on Tuesday evening.
We pick out five early fancies for the three-day November Meeting at Cheltenham which starts on Friday afternoon.
Matt Brocklebank backs a well-treated runner from the Ian Williams yard as he returns to hurdles action at Huntingdon.