14:50 Newbury Wed 16 January 2019
Winner of first chase at Plumpton and since ran an excellent race her when only beaten 3L into third in a C&D handicap. Upped 2lb but looks a chaser on the up so makes plenty of appeal here.
C&D winner in 2017 showed staying prowess last term when successful over 3m6½f at Perth in final start. Impossible task on return over hurdles but genuine claims here now back over fences.
Maiden over fences but placed four times in six starts and arrives here after three straight thirds. Handicapper continues to raise the pressure so again he looks more of a place contender.
Sandown winner last February but not at that level since in two starts, one at same venue and one at Warwick in September. Hopefully break freshened him up but others appeal more.
Three-time winner as a novice at up to 2m5f. Third in last start of the campaign off this mark but not at that level on return at Aintree. Better effort likely now but this trip represents new territory.
Stratford winner over 2m6½f was still infront latest when a faller four out. Providing that left no ill effects he could make another bold bid from the front here and must be respected.
Jumped well on Chepstow chase debut so not too surprising he built on that latest to score at Warwick where again he was fluent over his fences. Handicapper raised the stakes but open to more improvement so respected.
Winner first time out but mixed bag since with two incompletions and a sound second. Pulled up a long way out latest and that encourages to look elsewhere.
Winner of this race last year and used the same Warwick races to prep for it this time around and registered a very similar effort. 3lb higher this time round but fully expecting a similarly bold bid.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Nick WilliamsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies|
Mister Malarky (11/4), Carlos Du Fruitier (7/2), Quarenta (9/2), Horatio Hornblower (6/1), Chic Name (7/1), Tanit River (12/1), Lord Bryan (16/1), Another Frontier (16/1), Powerful Symbol (16/1)
- Horatio Hornblower
- Mister Malarky
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