15:00 Southwell Tue 4 December 2018
Improved on return from a break when finishing third in a handicap hurdle here on good ground last month. Cheekpieces worn for the first time that day are retained.
Decent effort in finishing third over C&D on good going here in October. Given a break since and interesting once more.
Winner of a couple of point-to-points last season including over 2m4f at Dingley (good) in June. Rookie trainer is 2/3 with her Rules runners in recent months.
Maiden after seven starts and beaten 50L in a novice hurdle over an extended 2m at Stratford (good) a month ago. More needed on handicap debut.
Struggled in four starts so far and hopes seem to lie with the better ground forecast suiting on his switch to handicaps.
12 race maiden has placed on his last two starts including over an extended 2m4f at Huntingdon (good) three weeks ago. Returning from a break that day and is one to note in this event.
Failed to complete in three starts since finishing third at Warwick (2m3f, good-to-soft) in May last year. Returning from nearly 11 months off the track.
Winner of four of her 17 Flat starts but beaten 27L in a novice hurdle over an extended 2m2f at Stratford (good-to-firm) on her most recent jumps outing. Making her handicap debut following wind surgery.
Point-to-point winner drops markedly in distance following a 42L defeat in a 3m1f handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (good) a month ago.
Improved on previous efforts when finishing 10½L fifth in a 2m novice hurdle at Hereford (good) last time out. Worth a check in the market on handicap debut.
Decent third in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m4f at Huntingdon (good) three weeks ago. Top jockey booked to ride once more.
Beaten just 2L over this trip on good-to-soft ground at Market Rasen in March. Likely to have improved for last months seasonal debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good)
Well beaten 36L third over an extended 2m3f on heavy going at Carlisle in March. Well beaten in a 3m3f contest on handicap debut subsequently and drops markedly in distance on seasonal bow.
16 race maiden has finished fourth on his last two starts. Had wind surgery since a 10½L defeat over an extended 2m7f at Uttoxeter (good) in May.
Placed twice in bumpers in 2017 but has struggled since switching to hurdles including in handicap company the last twice. Others hold stronger claims.
Put a run of three pulled up efforts behind him when beaten 77L over 2m4f at Hexham (good) last time out. Making his handicap debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: S DrinkwaterJ: R T Dunne|
Scartare (6/1), Polarbrook (6/1), Nicely Indeed (7/1), Oologist (7/1), Tower Of Allen (8/1), Extreme Appeal (8/1), Barley Hill (10/1), Turbotim (10/1), Oregon Gold (14/1), Riviere Argentee (16/1), Birch Bank (18/1), Bare Necessities (33/1), Naasik (40/1), Concealed Ambition (50/1), Winido (50/1), Grimthorpe (100/1)
- Extreme Appeal
- Oregon Gold
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