12:30 Newcastle Fri 16 November 2018
Always prominent throughout and driven right out to beat Cybalko by ½L on chasing debut at Southwell (2m, good) in October; will encounter stiffer fences at this track, but the level of opposition is very thin on the ground.
With Micky Hammond when an all the way winner (jumped well) at Kelso (2m5f+, good) in May; impossible to enthuse over any of his four subsequent efforts for Stella Barclay; drops back in trip.
Hasn't really delivered in three previous runs over fences (1m7f-2m4f), but admittedly they were in stronger contests than today's; cheekpieces are added to his regular tongue-tie; should be fully race-fit following a couple of Bangor hurdle spins.
Last Year's Winner
Chozen (4/6), Cousin Oscar (11/8), Free Range (20/1)
- Cousin Oscar
- Free Range
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