14:30 Uttoxeter Tue 11 December 2018
- Lilquest Asbestos Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 7f 70y,
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Dual 2m4f winner at Sedgefield over hurdles last season, both on soft ground. Handicapper seemed to have his measure more recently and pulled up last month on chase bow at Ayr.
Best form has come over fences and badly out of sorts in two recent starts at Chepstow in this sphere, easier to look elsewhere again.
Won a novice hurdles over 2m4½f at Market Rasen in the summer after both rivals exited the contest. Poor in a couple of Cheltenham outings since coming back in but this is a little less tricky on paper at least.
Promising bumper winner last year, run well in two decent novice hurdles so far and should have more to offer now sent into handicaps going up in distance, worth noting.
Only win came in a Worcester maiden hurdle last year, but he has some fair form to his name, including improved effort last time at Exeter (2m7f, good to soft) and should have a say now from 3lb lower.
Bit disappointing when last spotted in Stratford novice in May over slightly shorter trip, though remains in good hands and demands a market check at worst on return.
It has been a stop-start journey winning a 2m4f handicap here in April last year on soft ground off a mark 2lb higher. Poor on reappearance at Warwick, needs return here to bring about more.
Chase winner last winter at Huntingdon over 2m4f, though mostly disappointing stuff since. Doesn't appear especially well-treated reverting to hurdles for new handler after short break.
Latest win over 2m5f at Warwick in May 2017, unable to threaten here last month on return from 558 days off and watching brief seems safest for now.
Doesn't take much racing but did win on comeback run at Southwell (2m4½f, good) in September. Poor both starts since, including 16 days ago here over 2m4f. Vulnerable as he old-boy in this line-up.
Last Year's Winner
Volcano (7/4), Three Star General (9/2), Flynnvincible (5/1), Sizing Cusimano (15/2), Quick Pick (15/2), Compadre (14/1), Discay (16/1), Silent Encore (18/1), Western Climate (20/1), Classic Tune (22/1)
- Three Star General
- Sizing Cusimano
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