14:50 Ludlow Wed 5 December 2018
Broke his hurdles duck when scoring in a determined manner at Hereford (2m3f+) last week; carries a 7lb penalty for that success, but this longer trip is within range and conditions should be riding very similar today; leading contender.
Still open to improvement under rules after making just three starts (cost £20,000 out of the Irish PTP scene); evidently handles the majority of ground conditions and isn't harshly treated from an opening handicap mark of 107.
Reverts to hurdling (0-4) for the first time since March following a laboured effort at Exeter (2m1f+) latest; the forecast ground conditions are less of a concern than his more obvious stamina flaws (totally unproven).
Mare who has very much found her voice (and feet) post wind surgery; driven out when beating The Redballoon by 1¼L at Southwell (2m, good) latest; half-sister to a 3m hurdle winner, so should stay further; solid chance.
16-race hurdles maiden who continues on a downward spiral in the weights; placed on various occasions as a novice but those runs are a very faint memory nowadays; not the solution.
Soundly beaten in both starts in handicap company (over hurdles) and is a 17-race maiden under rules; holds little conceivable chance on all known form.
Last Year's Winner
|T: David DennisJ: Kieron Edgar|
Destined To Shine (10/11), Stop Talking (9/2), Carrolls Milan (9/2), Black Anthem (7/1), Dark Invader (10/1), Cuban Pete (10/1), Thomas Crown (50/1)
- Destined To Shine
- Stop Talking
- Carrolls Milan
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