12:40 Fakenham Tue 4 December 2018
- Visit Palace House In Newmarket This Christmas Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 4f 1y, Good to Soft (Good in places)
- 9 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Scored twice here over further as part of a hat-trick that she recorded this time last year for Olly Murphy. Still 5lb higher than the last of those, and failed to complete her last two starts. More needed.
Improving gelding who scored at 40-1 on fast ground at Towcester (2m3f) in a maiden hurdle last time. More needed from what looks a stiff enough initial mark, but clearly can't discount him.
Not devoid of promise on his first three starts in maiden hurdles at around 2m in the spring. Disappointed on his reappearance at Southwell, when upped to 2m4f. 2lb drop and cheekpieces could both help. Market check.
Yet to make the frame from seven attempts over hurdles. Ran well for a fair way over C&D in a selling handicap last time, but didn't find a great deal. 1lb lower. More needed.
Well backed winner of her British/stable debut here over 2m7½f (good) last time. Up 7lb for that improved effort, but could well be more to come.
Has a squeak based on his 3L second when 2lb lower at Huntingdon (2m3½f, good) in October, but that was a rare spike in performance. Others preferred.
Without a win since 2015 on the Flat an is an eight-race maiden over hurdles. Couldn't rule him out on some form, but will need to be significantly better than when last seen in September.
Sole hurdles win came from 4lb lower at Uttoxeter in June 2017. Has twice won over 1m6f on AW since. Well held last two hurdles runs, but each-way claims if at his best.
C&D scorer on heavy ground in January, when 1lb higher and with Olly Murphy; acts on a sound surface; respectable effort on stable debut at Huntingdon in October. Each-way player.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N B KingJ: T E Whelan|
Yeats Baby (8/11), Todd (11/2), Demon Fou (7/1), Willyegolassiego (7/1), Gamekeeper Bill (10/1), Scrutinise (10/1), Bisoubisou (14/1), Frozon (20/1), The Captain (20/1), Saucysioux (66/1)
- Yeats Baby
- Demon Fou
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