13:10 Leicester Thu 6 December 2018
- Barkby Conditional Jockeys' Selling Hurdle (Class 5)
- 2m 4f 110y, Good to Firm (Good in places. Home Straight - Good to Soft)
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Handicap hurdle winner over 3m3f on good ground at Sedgefield in September. Held in four subsequent starts and worth a check in the market dropped into a seller.
Winner four times over hurdles including at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy) in April. Well beaten on seasonal debut in a 2m6f contest at the same venue a fortnight ago and is one to note with blinkers tried for the first time.
Good second over 2m1f at Newton Abbot (good) in early September. Fair fifth at Plumpton (2m, good) later that month and is interesting following a break.
Disappointing in two starts since finishing runner-up at Perth (3m, good) in a handicap chase off a mark of 131 in September. Looks the pick of his trainers two runners dropping markedly in grade on his return to hurdling.
Struggled in three handicap hurdles in recent months. Interesting to see how he fares on his first start in selling company.
Ran well to finish 1L second at Exeter (2m1f, good-to-firm) in first time blinkers on his penultimate start. Has been set a tough task at these weights.
Dual winner for Nicky Henderson in 2014 but not had much racing in recent years. Beaten 1¼L in a 2m4f claiming hurdle at Worcester (good) in first time cheekpieces (retained) on debut for this yard in August and is returning from a break.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Olly MurphyJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.|
Oscar Hoof (11/8), Never Equalled (7/2), Regulation (5/1), Rightdownthemiddle (6/1), King's Song (12/1), Elysian Prince (16/1), Shadow's Boy (20/1)
- Oscar Hoof
- Never Equalled
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