13:35 Kelso Sun 13 January 2019
2016 Coral Cup winner; fitted with newly applied cheekpieces on debut for Olly Murphy (formerly with Gordon Elliott); off the track since April 2018 (Punchestown); vulnerable over 2m at a sharp track but the undoubted class act in the line-up.
Hasn't competed over hurdles since late 2017 but switches back to timber after a couple of AW spins for Tim Vaughan (bought for £17,000 in August 2018); handicap mark of 126 could prove fair; market helpful and a definite contender.
Runner-up on four of her five starts at Kelso (all over 2m); competes from outside of the handicap as a result of the presence of Diamond King; beaten 10L by Le Patriote (fourth) in this grade (Class 2) on her penultimate start.
Winner on his most recent start at Catterick (2m, good) on New Years Day beating the quirky Baratineur by 1½L; competes from outside of the handicap as a result of the presence of Diamond King and faces a tough task on that basis.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K DalgleishJ: Callum Bewley|
Martila (1/1), Prince Charmin' (5/2), Diamond King (4/1), The Herds Garden (17/2), Diocese (14/1)
- Prince Charmin'
- Diamond King
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