13:10 Exeter Sun 20 January 2019
Winner over C&D on heavy ground last month. Good 8L third back here subsequently and capable of running well once more.
Heavy ground maiden hurdle winner last season. Struggled in the main since tackling handicaps and probably best watched at present.
12 race maiden beaten 19L in a soft ground contest over this distance at Market Rasen on stable debut last month. Market support would be notable.
Good third in a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Taunton (good-to-soft) three weeks ago. One to note despite a 1lb rise in the weights.
Improved effort when 29L fifth over an extended 2m5f at Ascot (soft) last time out. Blinkers worn for the first time that day are retained for this handicap debut.
Career best effort when finishing 7L fourth over an extended 2m at Taunton (good) last month. Worth a check in the market on handicap bow.
Maiden after six starts and beaten 17L when fourth over an extended 1m7f at Leicester (good-to-firm) last time out. Interesting to see how he fares.
Good effort when 21L third over an extended 2m3f at Hereford (good-to-soft) in November. Well held next time out and market support would be notable switched to handicaps.
Five time hurdles winner and ran well when fourth in a 2m5f contest at Ludlow (soft) a month ago. Vulnerable to less exposed rivals.
Last Year's Winner
Trans Express (9/2), Floresco (9/2), Galactic Power (9/2), Copperhead (5/1), Macksville (11/2), Peur De Rien (8/1), William B (8/1), Broughtons Admiral (9/1), Nifty At Fifty (9/1), Nigh Or Never (16/1), Drama King (16/1)
- Drama King
- Trans Express
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