15:30 Doncaster Fri 14 December 2018
- Fight For Good Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 88y,
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Shed his maiden tag over hurdles at the fifth attempt when scoring easily at Leicester last week. Due to go up 13lb for that success, but gets in with a 7lb penalty so chance is obvious.
Won an Ayr maiden hurdle in October, but was well held on her handicap bow at Market Rasen last month. Down 2lb, but that may not be enough.
Without a win over hurdles, but has finished runner-up four times, including on latest outing in a Catterick novice event. Previous run in a handicap suggests he remains a little high in the weights.
Winning pointer who has hit the frame in a couple of novice hurdles at Huntingdon. Handicap debut and is likely to make his presence felt.
No wins from nine starts over timber and latest runs in handicap company suggest he needs some help from the assessor. Tongue tied for the first time.
Narrow margin winner on last two starts on the Flat and over hurdles. Up 4lb for his recent success at Musselburgh and has to go on the short list given his current vein of form.
Maiden after nine attempts over timber and was pulled up on his latest outing at Newcastle yesterday. Plenty to prove if making a swift reappearance.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A M HalesJ: James Bowen|
Kloud Gate (8/13), Espoir De Loire (3/1), Richard Strauss (8/1), Keep The River (9/1), Ballyfarsoon (14/1), St George's Oval (20/1), Patience Tony (22/1)
- Kloud Gate
- Richard Strauss
- Espoir De Loire
Next Race Off
Theatre Territory is backed to finally come good over fences by Simon Holt, who has two tips for day one of the International meeting at Cheltenham.
Matt Brocklebank is in the Sporting Life Daily Nap hotseat on Friday and he's heading to Cheltenham's December meeting where he thinks he's found one.
Anita Chambers is backing Lil Rockerfeller to continue his progress over fences at Cheltenham - she has a tip for every race on every card.