12:50 Haydock Sat 16 February 2019
Hard to fault his record for this yard (won four of five) including two Grade 2's and a Grade 1 last time out. Showed a really good attitude when winning last time out by a neck from an odds-on favourite at Chepstow (2m, soft); hard to discount.
Unbeaten over hurdles (twice in GB; both at Sandown on testing ground); has won both his starts in this country by wide margins (23L & 22L). Usually leads but this will be a far more testing proposition; smart prospect, more improvement to come.
Useful maiden on the Flat in Germany at up to 1m4f; showed plenty of promise on his hurdling debut (Doncaster Grade 2; thrown in at deep end). Given an easier opportunity on his second hurdles start winning easily at Ludlow; more needed here though.
Showed ability without winning in French bumpers before getting off the mark over hurdles for this yard on his second start; only a little improvement required from his debut. Jumping proved a little sketchy and this is a much tougher proposition.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies|
Quel Destin (11/10), Torpillo (11/8), Capone (10/1), Fanzio (14/1)
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