12:45 Musselburgh Mon 3 December 2018
Irish point-to-point winner (1-5 in that sphere; pulled-up three times); has twice caught the eye over hurdles particularly at Sedgefield on his second start. Been held-up in his last two starts (given plenty to do) and looks the type for handicaps.
Cost £26,000 earlier this year and has plenty of placed point-to-point form to his name but offered little on his Rules debut over hurdles at Ayr (2m4f, heavy). Dropped away quickly (pulled up) and is now tongue-tied for the first time; up in trip.
Makes his debut for this yard having previously raced in bumpers/hurdles for Ken Slack. Has played up at the start the last twice, unseated rider on the first occasion and refused to race last time; blinkers now added to last time hood; one to avoid.
Useful sort at one time on the Flat; yet to totally convince over hurdles despite five runner-up efforts (mostly at Cartmel over the summer). Looks the sort to be destined to find one too good and stamina must be a doubt here; 2m6f furthest so far.
100-1 chance on her hurdling debut at Hexham (2m, good) having previously achieved very little in an Ayr bumper. The first-time tongue-tie (retained here) appeared to help and this stamina test which she is bred for looks more suitable.
Last Year's Winner
Morraman (11/10), The Steward (13/8), Glenlora (6/1), Skyhill (14/1), Tab Hogarth (40/1)
- The Steward
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