13:20 Kempton Thu 27 December 2018
Useful if not exceptional hurdler has taken form to new level over fences winning two of his three starts with Grade One win at Sandown latest where he beat one of the Arkle favourites but meets another here and this time must concede weight.
Two from four over fences but twice beaten by Dynamite Dollars. Beaten 14½L into fourth by that rival latest in Henry VIII at Sandown and hard to therefore envisage him bustling up the top pair here.
High class novice hurdler won three of five starts and only beaten a neck in Supreme Novices at Cheltenham. Two bloodless wins against lesser opponents so far over fences and as Arkle favourite he should be able to win this at the weights.
Smart mare won five on the bounce over hurdles last season before coming up slightly short at Cheltenham. Two from two over fences in lesser events at Bangor and Newton Abbot but could raise her game and go well.
Fair hurdler although vastly inferior to these rivals and none from four so far over fences. Be a major surprise if she makes the first three.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P F NichollsJ: Sean Bowen|
Kalashnikov (4/6), Dynamite Dollars (3/1), Maria's Benefit (4/1), Highway One O One (14/1), Hope's Wishes (150/1)
- Dynamite Dollars
- Maria's Benefit
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