14:35 Wincanton Thu 6 December 2018

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  • 3m 2f 162y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£4,549.002nd£1,336.003rd£668.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
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Winning time:7m 7.7sOff time:15:02:53
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Bermeop,t17
711-12OR: 92BF
3/1

Really got his act together over fences of late landing a hat-trick between September and November before finishing a good second at Plumpton latest. Raised a further 3lb here but very much on the up and top jockey now takes over.

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2
811-11OR: 91
7/1

19-race maiden has placed three times over fences from 2m1½f to 3m2f. Consistent enough last term before ending season with two lesser efforts. Others more appealing especially considering he is first time out.

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3
711-10OR: 90
14/1

Failed to make the frame in five hurdle races and beaten 62L on recent return which was his chasing bow. Goes up by 6½f here in trip and gets a first-time visor so possibilities he can fare better although no guarantees.

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4
611-6OR: 86
15/8

Hacked up by 18L at Sedgefield for first chase success two starts back and followed up next back over hurdles in more workmanlike fashion. 7lb higher now but that could prove lenient and is very much one to consider here.

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5
1311-6OR: 86CD
12/1

Veteran loves it here having won four times including this race 12 months ago. 1lb lower this time but that a result of form tailing off last season and a substandard reappearance at Lingfield. Has to prove he still has it now as he closes on 14.

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6
711-4OR: 84
6/1

Failed to build on her decent second at Plumpton last term over hurdles but made an encouraging start over fences at Lingfield when third of eight beaten just 6L over 2m4f. Up dramatically in trip now and chance revolves around how well she stays.

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7
1211-0OR: 80C
11/1

February 2017 course win (3m1f) her lone success in 26 starts under rules. Placed three times last term including twice here (once C&D) but lesser effort to end the season and now starts new campaign with teenage years just weeks away.

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8
810-13OR: 79CD
40/1

C&D winner in March 2017 but only run twice since, the latest when pulled up on stable debut after a 585 day absence. Entitled to have needed the run there but still hard to be confident overall.

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Non-Runners

9
Alanjou17
810-12OR: 78
T: H TettJ: Mr F Tett

Last Year's Winner

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Goring One1211-610/1
T: Miss A M Newton-SmithJ: A Thornton

Betting

Forecast

Kovera (15/8), Bermeo (3/1), Lizzie Langton (6/1), Tikkapick (7/1), Shanann Star (11/1), Goring One (12/1), Lough Derg Mystery (14/1), Alanjou (20/1), How's Vienna (40/1)

Verdict

BERMEO has been in terrific form of late and after seeing his winning run ended last time when second he can regain the winning thread here in a race with few in form rivals opposing. One who certainly is in form is chief rival Kovera who is seeking a hat-trick after wins over fences and hurdles the last twice. Lizzie Langton is an interesting contender now upped significantly in trip in just her second chase start but if her jumping and stamina stands up to the test she could be a danger to all.
  1. Bermeo
  2. Kovera
  3. Lizzie Langton

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