14:00 Southwell Tue 4 December 2018
Ended a frustrating run of seconds when winning a match novice chase on debut in that sphere at Wetherby (3m, heavy) in March. One to note returned to hurdles on seasonal debut.
Fair third in a novice chase over 3m2f at Fontwell (good) in April. Below par effort when eighth over 2m7f at Market Rasen (good) on seasonal debut a fortnight ago.
Handicap chase winner over 3m2f at Kelso (heavy) in April. Well held at Cheltenham ten days later however and returns to hurdles on debut for a new trainer.
Dual winner over an extended 2m3f at Wetherby (good) last month. Raised 4lb for his latest victory and is a leading contender stepping up in distance.
Victorious in a beginners chase over an extended 3m1f at Cartmel (good) in May. Fair form in two subsequent starts including when 24L fifth at Aintree (good) last month on his return from a break.
Winner three times in 2016 but sole success since came in a jumpers' bumper at Southwell in March. Upped in trip with cheekpieces tried for the first time following a heavy defeat in a Grade 2 over an extended 2m3f last time.
Impressive 16L winner of a 3m2f handicap chase at Uttoxeter (good-to-soft) last month. Returning from a break that day and is one for the shortlist returned to hurdles off a 5lb higher mark.
Beaten just 1¾L when finishing fourth in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m5f at Fontwell (soft) in April. Worth a check in the market on seasonal debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton|
Crosspark (6/4), Wemyss Point (9/2), Present Times (6/1), Wotzizname (7/1), Sainte Ladylime (10/1), Tomngerry (12/1), Jeannot De Nonant (12/1), Henryville (14/1), Smooth Stepper (25/1)
- Sainte Ladylime
- Wemyss Point
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