14:25 Haydock Wed 5 December 2018
Good and heavy ground winner over hurdles has been somewhat inconsistent since. Good flat third after a break followed by last of seven over hurdles latest. Blinkers now tried and could be the missing link to unlocking his potential.
Course winner in May (2m) and won twice since. Found life tougher last three but fourth to well handicapped sort latest and now only 1lb higher than last win so claims here with all ground coming alike.
Back after yet another break after finishing last term with a close third of five at Perth. Returns here on last winning mark although that came in 2016 and only raced six times in last four years so evidently hard to keep sound.
Imported from France where he won three out of five starts (one hurdle, two chases). Hard to gauge this opening mark particularly given last hurdle came in August 2017 but not been set the toughest task here so is respected.
Won first two hurdle races for this yard last term and looked likely to soon add to that when a promising third on return at Chepstow in October but failed to perform at that level next at Exeter. Potential if he can bounce back.
Not won since January 2016 with performances blighted by jumping errors as he has fallen five times in his last eight races. Pulled-up latest at Cartmel when seemingly didn't stay 3m1½f. Risky proposition for certain.
Dual Chepstow novice winner on heavy ground last term in final two starts. Form not working out particularly well but was particularly impressive in the most recent so looks an interesting newcomer to handicaps and rates a leading player here.
Not beaten far when fourth returned to this, her last winning mark latest at Wetherby. Acts on most ground so should run a solid race and has each-way potential here.
Former French trained gelding made a winning start over hurdles at Uttoxeter despite errors at the last two flights. Again jumping not perfect next when he finished second next at Market Rasen. Very unexposed and has to be respected here.
Four-time chase winner returned to hurdling in a hot Cheltenham contest latest and was 16th of 20 at 50/1. Hurdles mark 9lb lower than chases but none from 11 in this code so of limited appeal.
Last Year's Winner
|One For Harry||9||11-12||5/1|
|T: N G RichardsJ: Ryan Day|
Billingsley (4/1), Idilico (5/1), Becky The Thatcher (11/2), Vocaliser (11/2), Nayati (6/1), Champagne City (6/1), William Of Orange (17/2), Secrete Stream (12/1), Taxmeifyoucan (12/1), Envol De La Cour (20/1), Minella Charmer (66/1)
- Envol De La Cour
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