13:35 Chepstow Fri 18 January 2019
Looked useful when scoring on debut at Lingfield (2m3f, heavy) in November. Post-race testing found no reason for his disappointing effort at Sandown last time in Grade 2 company. Serious player under a penalty if he can bounce back.
Made a decent debut when winning by over 3L from a useful sort in a Ffos Las maiden hurdle (2m4f, heavy) in November. Was joint favourite with Down The Highway at Sandown last time, when he checked out early. Serious claims if bouncing back.
7L winner of his sole Irish point last May (good). Bought by current connections for £45,000 in August. Makes his debut for a top stable and sufficient hints from his pedigree that he should handle the forecast ground. Interesting.
Won a Huntingdon bumper on debut and bettered that on his reappearance in a decent Cheltenham bumper in October. Not as good on his Plumpton hurdles debut. Since had wind surgery, so may be able to kick on again.
Bought for £210,000 after being the wide margin winner of a maiden Irish point-to-point (heavy; sole start) in December 2017. Represents stellar connections and should be capable of making an impact on debut.
Has shown some ability in two bumpers. From a good family and a top stable, and likely to be able to improve on that on his debut over hurdles.
Well held in all four starts in bumpers and looks to have plenty on his plate now going hurdling.
Made the frame in both starts in Irish point-to-points, and bought by current connections for £22,000 last month. Hooded for his first start under rules and is probably one to watch this time, given the strength of the opposition.
Sent off at just 5-1 on debut in a Wincanton bumper (heavy) last February, when with Colin Tizzard. Has since switched stables and makes his debut for this one today. Trip looks within range for hurdles debut, but may be one to watch this time.
Debut Irish point-to-point winner last March, after which he cost connections £105,000. Has improved with each race under rules, despite not yet winning. Beaten under 3L in a Cheltenham Grade 2 (3m, good to soft) last time. Serious player.
33-1 and well held on debut in a Uttoxeter bumper (good) in November. This looks a tough introduction to hurdles.
Showed promise in bumpers last season (best form on good). So far well below that over hurdles, so probably one to watch today and of more interest when going handicapping.
Returns for his third start over C&D, having improved last time when 12½L fourth on heavy, last month. Probably more to come this time, and not ruled out of the prizes.
Won an Irish point-to-point in 2016 (good) but doesn't look to have been the easiest to train since, being limited to just a bumper and, after joining this yard, just one point-to-point run in February 2017. Can only watch.
Debut Irish point-to-point winner in 2015. Was off for over two-and-a-half years prior to his two well beaten efforts for this stable this season. Has now had wind surgery, but can only watch at present.
0-10 under rules and beaten 19L at Wincanton on her hurdles debut last time. Should find a few too good here, but might be of more interest when she has a handicap mark to work with.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan|
Lisnagar Oscar (15/8), Dickie Diver (5/2), Truckin Away (7/2), Breaking Waves (8/1), Ganache (12/1), Storm Arising (14/1), Down The Highway (20/1), Black Centaur (20/1), Saturdaynightfever (50/1), Wee Saxon (50/1), Jog On (100/1), Tedspeed (100/1), Ali The Hunter (100/1), Hurricane Arcadio (100/1), Gibb Hill (150/1), Our Idic Boy (150/1)
- Lisnagar Oscar
- Truckin Away
- Dickie Diver
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