13:05 Newcastle Fri 16 November 2018
Nine-race hurdles maiden; has left Jonjo O'Neill for £11,000 (September) since weakening quickly over 2m7f (good) at Worcester; dropped 3lb in the handicap.
Winner off a 4lb lower mark at Musselburgh (3m, good) in November 2017 but largely a disappointment since; best suited by prominent racing tactics; Alistair Whillans won this race with Chu Chu Percy in 2017.
Finished off strongly (third) behind Jack Lamb at Kelso (2m5f, good) in early October, but never better than a midfield position at Carlisle (2m3f+) since; today's extra yardage could suit this nine-race hurdles maiden.
Running well over fences lately, and this race was ear-marked as his next target in the immediate aftermath of winning at Sedgefield (3m2f+; good) last week; ahead of the handicapper, so every chance that he'll break his hurdles duck here.
Raced handily and has shown more promise of late (ten-race hurdles maiden); headed on the run to the final hurdle when beaten 1¾L by Hear the Chimes at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) last week; stamina question marks.
0-14 under rules for Rose Dobbin in 2014/15; has failed to see out either of his races for this trainer over the course of the past month or so (2m4f-2m7f+) and wouldn't necessarily figure on the radar despite the application of first time blinkers.
14-race maiden who was beaten in excess of 36L (sixth) in a desperately weak 2m6f handicap hurdle at Musselburgh last week; can't be the solution.
Last Year's Winner
|Chu Chu Percy||6||12-2||6/1|
|T: A C WhillansJ: Ross Chapman|
Kovera (1/1), Bertie Blake (11/4), Permission Granted (6/1), Court Baloo (10/1), Coisa Blanco (14/1), Gentleman James (20/1), Pegasus Walk (50/1)
- Permission Granted
- Bertie Blake
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