15:10 Kelso Sun 13 January 2019
Made it 3-7 over fences when recapturing his peak form and proving his stamina in the process (over 3m2f, good) at Doncaster last month; 4lb higher in the weights yet found a broadly similar Class 3 contest; holds every chance.
Stayed on well on his chasing debut (beaten 23L) when finishing fifth to Crucial Role in an ultra-competitive Beginners' Chase at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft); should prove capable of building upon that with this extra yardage perfect.
Broadly reliable type who hails from a stable in a fine run of form; safely held off a 2lb higher mark by Rock On Fruity at Newcastle latest (2m4f, soft); slack fencing is often his achilles heel; opposed.
Prominent racing veteran for whom 3m on good ground at Musselburgh is a perfect fit; ended the previous campaign in-form, finishing in front of today's rival Lough Derg Jewel when beaten 6L by Stellar Notion over C&D in May; off since.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs J StephenJ: Ross Chapman|
Groundunderrepair (11/10), Chidswell (9/4), Lough Derg Jewel (4/1), Blue Kascade (10/1), Henryville (12/1)
- Lough Derg Jewel
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