14:55 Fontwell Mon 14 January 2019
Showed improved form when front-running on latest and though that form needs improving on, it was step in the right direction though probably handicaps after this will see him in a better light.
Has shaped with some ability in three goes over hurdles though opening mark of 122 looks harsh so connections sticking to the novice route. Has 18L to find with the favourite from Newbury last time.
Took a small step forward at Exeter last time and the longer trip is a plus. Should be more to come.
Stiff task on hurdling debut at Sandown after showing some ability in a Bumper at the track. Failed to build on that run subsequently and bit to prove for now.
Landed a Point-to-point last year. Tailed off at big odds on hurdling debut last month and this should tell us more.
No sign of ability at huge odds in four runs over hurdles and impossible to fancy on recent evidence.
Not beaten far on only racecourse start in a Bumper in 2017. Has switched yards since and market should reveal plenty on hurdling debut for top stable.
Won his Bumper on debut here last summer but refused to race having been led in on intended hurdles bow recently and something to prove after that.
Prolific in the past in Point-to-points on good and soft ground. Some ability over hurdles though latest effort was poor and needs to bounce back.
Sixth foal, dam unraced. Half-brother to decent chaser Full Cry. Belated racecourse debut and market should prove a guide.
Some ability in Point-to-points and a Bumper but showed very little in two runs over hurdles and may do better when handicapping after this.
Won a Bumper on debut at Warwick last April and although jumping hasn't been perfect on his two runs over hurdles, he has shown a fair amount of ability both times and this represents a drop in class.
Last Year's Winner
|T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell|
Umndeni (1/2), I'd Better Go Now (6/1), Little Jack (6/1), Brigade of Guards (13/2), Minerfortyniner (16/1), Timcoda (25/1), Carrick Roads (40/1), Bigdeal (50/1), My Destiny (66/1), Cracker Jak (66/1), Crossley Tender (100/1), Go George Go (100/1)
- Brigade of Guards
- Carrick Roads
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