13:00 Huntingdon Fri 11 January 2019
- Weatherbys Scientific Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 137y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Beat a subsequent winner over 2m at Leicester last month but well below that form at Fakenham since. A chance that track didn't suit him and can do better now upped in distance (dam and half-brother both successful at this trip).
Completed a Southwell hat-trick (spread out over 15 months) when gamely winning on seasonal return there last month. That was on soft ground but faster conditions today not a problem and looks sure to play a leading role.
2m winner on heavy ground in February 2017 but let down by jumping on first attempt at this trip when favourite at Lingfield last month. Capable of better but will need to brush up his jumping.
Placed at 2m 2f when trained in France but no promise in pair of starts since coming to England. Has had wind surgery since last seen and now hooded for the first time but something to prove at present.
Has hinted at some ability in novice events and could do better now handicapping though opening mark doesn't look particularly lenient.
Back on track at Warwick last time and would have gone closer behind a subsequent winner had he not given away 12L at the start. Well backed that day and interesting to see if the money comes again though hopefully that slow start was a one-off.
First time visor replaces usual cheek pieces. Back on same mark as Southwell win in May but has struggled since including two runs for current yard.
Last Year's Winner
|Just So Cool||7||11-4||8/1|
|T: David DennisJ: Kieron Edgar|
Black Buble (15/8), Cigarisi (4/1), It's O Kay (11/2), Zamoyski (11/2), Twenty Twenty (13/2), Panic And Run (7/1), Bentons Lad (16/1), Evron (16/1), King Cool (20/1)
- Black Buble
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