14:55 Ludlow Thu 15 November 2018
2-2 around here and has gone well fresh in the past. However stable have gone two months without a winner.
Has his quirks and those clearly evident in his last two starts. Paddy Brennan, who scored on him in May, is back on board and that must be considered a plus. Stable have won two of the last four renewals of this contest.
Winner of five chases and now just 1lb above last winning mark. However, probably better in Class 4 and with some give in the ground.
Lost form having won this 12 months ago off 1lb higher. Stable have suffered with a long lasting bug but a winner on Tuesday may be a sign the tide has turned. Good ground is important and every chance he can improve on recent efforts.
Had been enjoying a good spell before mistakes prompted an early exit at Fakenham. Better than that run suggests but his best form has come in lower grades than this.
Bumped into an improver on return to chasing two weeks ago and this longer trip is more to his liking. Hard to rule out in his current mood.
Capable performer on his day over fences and hurdles but has some temperament issues. Has picked up a couple of minor hurdles this term and resumes chasing on a favourable mark if in the mood.
Point/Hunter Chase winner who had wind surgery after joining his current trainer. Slowly getting the hang of things under rules and returns from a break with the stable ending a lean spell yesterday.
Impressive winner at Warwick last week and due to race off a higher mark next time. This a sterner test but such was the manner of victory he is not easily dismissed.
Last Year's Winner
|The Happy Chappy||6||11-3||10/1|
|T: Mrs S J HumphreyJ: Nick Scholfield|
Gardiners Hill (11/4), Hepijeu (4/1), The Happy Chappy (5/1), Agamemmon (6/1), Royal Tara (8/1), Muckle Roe (11/1), Hey Bill (11/1), Dreamsoftheatre (14/1), Little Windmill (25/1)
- Gardiners Hill
- Royal Tara
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