15:50 Fakenham Fri 15 February 2019
- Lycetts Bloodstock Insurance Brokers Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 7f 95y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Still a maiden but does have ability. Posted a respectable effort on his return from wind surgery when third at Newcastle last month. Can make the running but vulnerable to a strong finisher.
Improved couple of efforts since joining his current yard and capable of figuring strongly at this level. Shown a good attitude lately. Shortlist material here at least.
Ran accordingly as an outsider in the Champion Bumper last season and things not quite gelled for him over hurdles so far. Probably needs a little more time and experience.
Plenty of encouragement to take from his last two starts and should strip a lot fitter now he's got the benefit of a seasonal run behind him. One to bear in mind if the betting vibes are positive.
Hit form at the right time and possible he's still got more to offer whilst his confidence can be booming after a couple of recent wins. Up 5lb for the latest win and more to do, but not discounted over a trip which suits.
Mixing hurdles and fences of late but is yet to actually win a race over timber. Has experience of this C&D but possible he's better over the larger obstacles these days.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Olly MurphyJ: R Johnson|
Volcano (13/8), Uno Mas (5/2), Lord Du Mesnil (9/2), Heresmynumber (7/1), Ratfacemcdougall (10/1), Shaman Du Berlais (14/1), Duffy Allen (20/1)
- Shaman Du Berlais
- Uno Mas
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