14:25 Kelso Thu 14 February 2019

  • Timeform Morebattle Hurdle (Class 2)
  • 2m 2f 25y, Good (Good to Soft in Places)
  • 4 Runners
  • Winner£18,768.002nd£5,544.003rd£2,772.004th£1,386.005th£693.006th£348.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 22.3sOff time:14:25:20
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1
511-7OR: 152
1/4

Grade 1 winning novice (Aintree); hasn't quite proved good enough in competitive races (Elite Hurdle (Wincanton), Coral Hurdle (Ascot) and the International Hurdle (Cheltenham)) so far this term; holds a rock-solid chance in a lesser contest.

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2
511-2OR: 139
9/1

Posted a career best effort when making most and repelling the challenge of Fin And Game in a 1m7½f Class 3 Haydock handicap (heavy) immediately prior to Christmas; has 8lb to find with We Have A Dream on official ratings.

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3
611-2OR: 122
18/1

Lightly-raced hurdler (formerly with Paul Nicholls); made all to win a 2m Musselburgh maiden on stable debut in December, and a fair 5L third to Normal Norman in the Class 2 Hogmaneigh handicap back there on New Years Day; likely pace angle.

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4
1111-2OR: 134
9/1

Veteran; has twice finished runner-up in this race - to Top Notch (2016) and Cyrus Darius (2017); a lesser light nowadays and continuing to fall in the weights; very surprising if he can get the better of We Have A Dream.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Cyrus Darius911-85/2
T: Ruth JeffersonJ: B S Hughes

Betting

Forecast

We Have A Dream (1/4), Cornerstone Lad (9/1), One For Harry (9/1), Get Out The Gate (18/1)

Verdict

Nicky Henderson once suffered a famous reverse in this race with Zaynar (2010) but with Simonsig (2012) and Top Notch (2016) he has twice saddled the winner since and his Grade 1 winning novice WE HAVE A DREAM holds rock-solid claims this time around. Although finding a few rivals stronger in his three starts this season, his bare form in the Elite, Coral and International Hurdles stacks up well in the context of this lesser contest, and he's also top-rated on official figures (by some 13lb). Cornerstone Lad could prove vulnerable on a sound surface, so the likely pace-setter Get Out The Gate could conceivably spring a surprise in finishing second best.
  1. We Have A Dream
  2. Get Out The Gate
  3. Cornerstone Lad

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Dream Of Dreams

F: 2220-11

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Pinatubo

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T: C Appleby

Japan

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T: A P O'Brien

Blue Point

F: 73-1111

T: C Appleby

Awe

F: 712-281

T: W J Haggas

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