15:15 Musselburgh Mon 3 December 2018
Has shown only gradual progression in three bumpers (given a tough start in a Listed event) with his best run coming last time at Catterick; finished a modest 4th of eight. Half-brother to six winners and likely to come into his own when tried over f
Yard going well of late and gained their only bumper of the last five years this season (Soviet Castle). Produced a promising first effort; beaten 8L but 2m trips looks sharp enough and ran green (winner has won over hurdles since); decent prospect.
Rare runner at the track for the trainer who is respected in bumpers this one is a half-brother to seven winners. Showed ability amongst his inexperience on only run so far (3rd at Bangor) and ought to be able to step forward on that start here.
Plenty of stamina in his pedigree and he shaped just like that on his debut at Ayr (2m, good); made 2-1 favourite. Led at a slow pace but proved vulnerable to a couple of sharper sorts in the finish; looks to need a galloping track/true pace.
Last Year's Winner
Weapons Out (4/5), Yes No Maybe So (5/2), Leather Belly (11/2), Gold Fields (12/1)
- Leather Belly
- Weapons Out
- Yes No Maybe So
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