12:40 Ludlow Thu 17 January 2019
Showed good form on the Flat and won a C&D novice contest on good ground last May. Fell last time out however and interesting to see he fares.
Bumper winner on good ground here last May and ran a decent race when third on hurdles debut at Worcester (2m, good) in October. Returning from a break.
Improved on previous efforts when winning a good ground bumper at Tramore (2m) in October. Changed yards since and is an interesting contender on hurdles debut.
Signs of ability in two hurdles starts last year and drops in trip having been pulled up early on at Bangor (2m7f, good-to-soft) recently.
Decent fourth to Back On The Lash in a bumper on good going here last May. Well beaten at Bangor subsequently and others make more appeal.
Promising 12L fourth in a soft ground Ffos Las bumper in November. Well beaten behind a very impressive winner at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) the following month and makes his debut over hurdles in this contest.
Dual Flat winner finished a good second at Leicester (good) when debuting for this stable three weeks ago. Repeat of that should see him play a leading role.
Winner over 7f on good-to-soft ground at two. relatively lightly raced since and debuts over hurdles having made just one Flat start in 2018.
Struggled in three starts in bumpers. Had wind surgery since latest outing but probably best watched on debut over hurdles.
Winner on the Flat in France and recorded a 6L victory at Uttoxeter (2m, good-to-soft) on hurdling debut in October. Placed since and another big run looks likely.
Struggled in four starts so far and struggling when race declared void at Haydock (soft) on her most recent appearance.
Last Year's Winner
Humble Hero (7/4), Idilico (5/2), Back On The Lash (4/1), Ballon Onabudget (9/2), War Chief (16/1), Takbeer (20/1), Ballyellis (50/1), Don Juan Du Gouet (50/1), Blue Ballerina (100/1), Camlad Kingfisher (100/1), W S Gilbert (100/1)
- Humble Hero
- Ballon Onabudget
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