13:40 Taunton Sat 19 January 2019
Improving novice, followed up excellent head second at Ascot with a close third at Kempton, the track perhaps not suiting him. Penalty to carry here but that won't stop him if he's in the same form. The one to beat.
Useful on the Flat and has already converted that ability to hurdles, winning at Market Rasen last time out and showing a good attitude in the process. Plenty to find with Thomas Darby on bare form, but going the right way and likely to improve.
Won a little bumper at Worcester on debut in 2017 but only seen twice since then, suggesting he's been hard to train, and although second at Uttoxeter in June wen last seen, that's only weak form. Needs much more here.
Beaten the grand total of three horses home in three starts so far and looks very limited on what we've seen. No realistic chance here.
Had some ability on the Flat (a winner over 10f at Nottingham last summer, good to form ground) and may make a hurdler in time, but biting plenty off on debut over timber here and can only be watched.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W GreatrexJ: G Sheehan|
Thomas Darby (1/5), War Brigade (7/2), Blue N Yellow (12/1), Ourmullion (20/1), Fingal Girl (66/1), Emmpara (200/1)
- Thomas Darby
- War Brigade
- Blue N Yellow
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