14:35 Wincanton Thu 6 December 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss A M Newton-SmithJ: A Thornton|
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)
- Lizzie Langton
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