14:45 Doncaster Wed 9 January 2019
Won a French conditions chase on debut (2m1f, very soft) last March. Held when stepped up to 2m5½f (heavy) on only other start before joining this trainer. Reverts to hurdles for British debut and a market check looks prudent.
Warwick bumper winner on debut last season, and also won a Ludlow maiden on her hurdles debut (good) in November. Decent effort when tried in Listed company at Newcastle last time. Considered.
Stays 1m7½f on the Flat. Improved on his hurdles debut when tried in a decent Haydock contest last time, but still needs much more than that in this field.
Dual Flat winner over 1m2f, both with some cut in the ground. Improving over hurdles, with his best effort being here (2m½f, good) last time. Looks likely to be more to come, and should be very competitive again here.
The best of these on the Flat (OR 90), although all three wins have been on AW, and he has really only once produced his running on turf. If he can do so now trying hurdles, then he could have a big say.
Irish point winner on debut (yielding/soft). Well held on debut in a Chepstow bumper, but could see significantly better now back up in trip over obstacles.
Dual fast ground Flat winner at Newbury last summer, at up to 1m5½f (OR 70). Yet to show much over hurdles, however, and probably one to consider more strongly when he goes handicapping.
Last Year's Winner
|And The New||7||11-5||14/1|
|T: J FarrellyJ: Brendan Powell|
Diamond Gait (5/6), Lunar Jet (2/1), Defi Sacre (14/1), Magellan (14/1), Fibonacci (16/1), Outofthequestion (33/1), Norwegian Woods (66/1)
- Diamond Gait
- Lunar Jet
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