14:05 Haydock Sat 19 January 2019
- Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (Class 1)
- 1m 7f 144y,
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Impressive winner at Kempton (2m, good to soft) on Boxing Day, beating a whole host of promising rivals which included Rouge Vif and Thomas Darby; the preferred choice of Nicky Henderson for this race (Angels Breath not declared); strong chance.
Unbeaten in two starts over hurdles for Ben Pauling, progressing from seeing off 19 other rivals in a Newbury maiden (2m, soft) to scoring well in novice company at Leicester (2m, good); clear potential, albeit further improvement is required.
Raced keenly on debut in a Chepstow bumper in November but found a decent opening opportunity over hurdles when winning a 2m Uttoxeter maiden (soft) by 11L; the level of opposition is far more taxing today, yet this sharp track should suit.
Ayr bumper winner for Nicky Richards 12-months ago and found only Champagne Platinum (a most stylish Newbury winner since) stronger on hurdles/stable debut at Newcastle (2m+, soft) in early December; place claims.
Debut winner in France in the summer of 2018 (2m1f+, Rochefort-sur-loire) and also ran well on his final start for G.Macaire at Auteuil; his C&D UK/stable debut was curtailed by a void race during the festive period.
Placed in a couple of Irish PTP's but has struggled at big prices in competitive novice hurdles on these shores; similar scenario anticipated; unlikely to prove at all competitive.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass|
Mister Fisher (8/11), Bright Forecast (9/4), Idee De Garde (8/1), Esprit Du Large (9/1), Muratello (16/1), Tricks And Trails (100/1)
- Mister Fisher
- Bright Forecast
- Idee De Garde
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