14:55 Bangor Wed 14 November 2018
Has completed a summer hat-trick for Alex Hales and has since moved to another new yard. Has struck up a good partnership with this rider but taking on stronger opposition here off a tough looking mark.
Jumped well when making all to win this 12 months ago off 1lb lower. but not at his best since. Record here reads 2121 so hard to write off with stable hitting form.
Won here first time out last season and ended campaign with soft ground win at Warwick off 4lb lower mark. Arrives on the back of a solid reappearance and stable have an 8-24 record here with hurdlers in past five seasons.
Has only had 10 runs in past five years so clearly fragile. Hard to argue he is well-handicapped at present and others arrive proven fit.
Wide margin winner at Hexham during the summer but she has been beaten on all seven starts from marks above 130.
Won Grade 3 handicap chase in heavy ground at Cheltenham in January off 133. Disappointing over fences on return and conditions promise to be on the quick side for him.
French Flat stayer fully appreciated this longer trip when scoring at Ludlow in April. Fairly weighted on that form but stable have made a slow start to the winter campaign.
Winner on hurdles debut at Hexham last year (heavy ground) and ran at least as well in two subsequent defeats before disappointing on final start. Had a break and should do better again, but this ground is a concern.
Ex-Willie Mullins chaser/hurdler acquired recently for £21,000. Has a consistent profile but one which suggests he faces a stiff task at the weights.
Consistent sort who got his head back in front at Uttoxeter in April after a string of placed efforts. Up in class and racing on quicker ground with his yard having gone off the boil lately.
Full brother to Grand National winner Ballabriggs has shown some promise whilst crying out for fences. Facing a tough task in tis company at the weights, but we are yet to see the best of him.
Last Year's Winner
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Wilde Blue Yonder (11/4), Whatmore (3/1), Present Ranger (3/1), Mister Fizz (9/1), Secret Legacy (12/1), Dashing Oscar (12/1), Ballyhill (16/1), Shalakar (20/1), Silva Eclipse (25/1), Steel Wave (33/1), Card Game (66/1)
- Dashing Oscar
- Present Ranger
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