14:15 Ludlow Thu 17 January 2019
Put a fall at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) behind him when finishing 11L third over 2m7f at Haydock (heavy) last time out. One to note racing off the same mark in this contest.
Pulled up on two of his three starts since winning a valuable Listed handicap at Market Rasen (good) last July. Return to forecast good ground is in his favour.
Dual Grade 1 winner over hurdles but pulled up on both starts since joining this yard. Market support would be notable dropping in grade.
Bidding to complete a hat-trick following a couple of wins over this trip. Has to defy a 10lb rise if he's to follow-up last months Uttoxeter (heavy) success.
Won and placed over hurdles and finished a close third over 2m1f at Ascot (soft) on handicap and chase debut last month following wind surgery. Step up in trip is in his favour.
Last Year's Winner
Gortroe Joe (6/5), Whoshotwho (7/4), Truckers Highway (9/2), More Buck's (8/1), Town Parks (14/1), Lieutenant Colonel (25/1)
- Gortroe Joe
- Truckers Highway
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