12:30 Kelso Sun 13 January 2019
Comfortably justified short odds when scoring on his second hurdles start at Fakenham (2m4f, good to soft) in December; upped in trip (should stay); encounters similar ground conditions around another sharp circuit.
Stable star for Galashiels trainer Katie Scott and retains plenty of potential for the future; handles a sound surface but has stepped up a notch or two under softer conditions at Hexham (2m4f) of late; likeable type.
Has ample experience over hurdles (2-8) having bypassed the bumper options early in his career; clearly following an upward trajectory, recording a second win in game fashion at Chepstow (2m7f+, heavy) latest.
Light on ability in bumpers with no further improvement since switched to hurdling (pulled up on two of his three starts); tries a new trip; very unlikely.
Still searching for that elusive number one spot after a couple of what can only be described as poor attempts over hurdles (2m-2m3f+) so far; tries a new trip with cheekpieces applied and the Champion Jockey booked to ride.
Last Year's Winner
Skandiburg (1/1), Trixster (6/4), Stoney Rover (11/2), Top Of The Charts (20/1), Strathy (200/1)
- Stoney Rover
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