15:35 Kelso Thu 14 February 2019
Front-runner; took his record to 3-6 over hurdles when beating Road To Gold by 1½L at Ayr (2m5f, soft) around the turn of the year; raised 4lb (fair) and up marginally in trip; no doubts regarding Kelso (course form figures read; 3,2,1,1).
Lost his way fractionally over fences and has of yet failed to really fully grasp the baton back over the smaller obstacles; better when beaten 7L by the well backed Irish raider Thosedaysaregone at Wetherby latest (2m3½f); will stay.
Off the track for a mammoth period of 607-days. However, was a useful performer once upon a time (notably in bumpers/novice hurdles); now rated 8lb lower than his last winning mark over timber (in June 2016); market check advised.
Former pointer who proved that his 50/1 3¾L Ayr second to the promising Buster Valentine (2m maiden, heavy) was no fluke when placed over a longer trip back there latest; has handled a sound surface previously; handicap debut.
Weakened behind the flourishing Dimple on his last start over hurdles here in December (C&D, good) but firmly enters the reckoning on his earlier neck second to One Night In Milan (2m5f, good); stamina must hold out.
Back from a short break with a perfectly respectable close-up second to Golden Jeffrey at Musselburgh (2m4f, good) in December, but keen and didn't appear to get home over 3m (3/1jf) latest; ground conditions just about perfect.
Last Year's Winner
|Mac N Cheese||8||11-6||3/1|
|T: K DalgleishJ: Callum Bewley|
Aye Right (4/6), Bordeaux Bill (4/1), Ballycrystal Court (9/1), Something Brewing (14/1), Mistermoonboy (14/1), Lord Wishes (22/1)
- Something Brewing
- Aye Right
- Ballycrystal Court
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