13:40 Ayr Wed 14 November 2018
Five-time chase winner including twice off higher marks. Positive start to this campaign when staying on second at Perth on good ground. These conditions suit better and will likely try to gallop these into submission.
Impressive winner off this mark in a 2m2f novices handicap here in February 2017 but yet to build on that and only four runs last term although he was second in last of them. Not the most reliable but capable off current handicap.
Three-time chase winning frontrunner made a fair start to the campaign when third of six at Hexham only beaten 3¾L. May not get things his own way upfront here but chance he strips fitter so should still go well.
Won three times for previous connections in 2016/17 season but lost way a little later. Recent return for new yard saw him finish fourth of 11 at Ffos Las over 2m5f. Back in trip which may suit but others more compelling.
Second at Hexham two starts back and after almost uprooting the first next time at Bangor he dropped to a remote last before staying on well for third. No doubt he is capable off this mark and chances revolve around his sketchy jumping.
Poor strike rate overall but won here on the flat and over fences. Not disgraced in recent return to hurdling when fourth but had prior flat pipe-opener so no guarantees he can step forward from that.
Flopped latest on softer ground after a run of three placed efforts on good ground which was surprising given he's won in the past on heavy. Capable off this mark but concerns on the back of last run.
Last Year's Winner
Casual Cavalier (11/4), Instingtive (3/1), Las Tunas (9/2), Seven Devils (11/2), John Williams (13/2), Hope For Glory (8/1), Mumgos Debut (10/1), Craiganboy (14/1)
- Mumgos Debut
- Seven Devils
- John Williams
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