12:45 Musselburgh Mon 10 December 2018
Cost €41,000 as a three-year-old and dropped significant hints of ability in a handful of bumpers. Bred to be more effective with obstacles in the way and noteworthy he comes such a long way to make his bow over hurdles. Well worth considering.
Winners over both hurdles and fences in his bloodlines and a bonus that he's already tasted success in the point-to-point sphere. Made no impression in three previous starts over timber though, which leaves him with a lot to prove now.
Ran well on debut in a bumper at Perth; got to within half a length of Doctor Dex and has to be respected on that effort. A literal reading of that form (was in receipt of 5lb) says he has improvement to find to get one over on his old rival.
Swapped hands for £95,000 as a three-year-old and has already shown promise over hurdles when he was third at Kempton behind a Nicky Henderson-trained hop-pot. Likely there's a lot more to come and is highly respected being from an in-form yard.
Last Year's Winner
Thibault (10/11), Doctor Dex (11/4), Nefyn Point (11/2), Get Out The Gate (13/2)
- Doctor Dex
- Nefyn Point
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