14:45 Taunton Thu 13 December 2018
C&D winner in April but never managed to land a blow on his only subsequent start. Likely to be sharper for the run though and dangerous to overlook despite being 4lb higher than his win. Shortlisted.
Registered three wins last season but soon lost his way and comes here with a lot to prove after a handful of poor displays.
Likes a bit of give underfoot but going the right way; as proven by a gutsy win at Uttoxeter last time out. Up 6lb and more on his plate but open to more progress and dangerous to underestimate.
Having missed most of last season he returned from a long absence to win a Newton Abbot handicap in September. Best run since when second latest and now switches to fences with few miles on the clock.
Both previous wins were gained at Wincanton and returns to hurdles after a couple of unsuccessful spins over fences. A bit to prove from his current mark though.
Unexposed in handicaps and feasible he's better than he's show up to press. Dropped 1lb since his last run but needs to be on his A-game to come out on top.
Course winner last time out - always in command and held on well when pressed near the finish. The step up in trip ought to suit and the gelding looks set to make a big impression on this, his handicap debut
C&D winner from a 6lb lower mark in March but ran no sort of race last time. Big chance if that run is forgiven though. The betting can guide here.
A disappointing favourite when second of three at Wetherby last time out but may have been in need of the run, as he's been off for six months. Just 3lb above his winning mark at Southwell in February. Place claims.
Won a bumper at Huntingdon on debut but not yet covered himself in glory over hurdles. hails from a top yard but still has bit to prove just now.
Has won at this course but not seen out since representing his current yard in a stayers race at Royal Ascot; may need the outing.
Steadily getting the hang of things and handed a workable mark for his debut in a handicap. Needs to step things up a couple of notches but looks one for the future whatever happens.
Likes this course but has been struggling to make an impact this season. Others more convincing just at present.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore|
Bang On (9/2), Asylo (5/1), Majestic Touch (6/1), Don't Ask (8/1), San Satiro (9/1), That's A Given (10/1), Percy Street (12/1), Supakalanistic (12/1), Smart Boy (12/1), Here's Herbie (14/1), Cogburn (18/1), Full (33/1), Khanisari (40/1)
- Bang On
- Don't Ask
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