14:30 Huntingdon Sun 17 February 2019
Switch to front running tactics backfired last time but should get the strong pace he likes here and with the first time hood is of interest down in grade.
Took little interest on chase debut latest but has moved to an in-form yard and with cheek pieces now applied, worth a look at in market.
Disappointing at Wincanton last time and something to prove after that having previously shown a modicum of ability in novice company.
Struggling generally since landing a Fakenham seller in the autumn and although mark is dropping, others are preferred.
Nibbled at at big odds when showing much improved form when second on handicap debut. Had cheek pieces back on that day so slightly disconcerting they are left off now.
Bounced back to form when last seen with a creditable second at Kelso in October. Has changed yards again since then and a repeat of that would put him in the mix.
Sole win was in 2014 when trained in Ireland and got no further than the first on hurdling comeback in November.
Hasn't progressed from debut hurdling win at Wincanton in October though has been rather free. Return to Good ground is a plus though others preferred.
Wind surgery since last seen but it needs to have a dramatic effect as his recent efforts have been very disappointing under both codes.
Keen goer who is hit and miss and still a maiden after 14 attempts but has shown bits of form to put him in with a chance if putting best foot forward.
Pulled up when last seen but as that was in June, possible that something was amiss and previous efforts put him in the mix. Yard in good form with his Flat runners at present.
Last Year's Winner
Murchison River (3/1), Star of Rory (7/2), Cheeky Rascal (4/1), Little Stevie (5/1), Gin And Tonic (13/2), Stormingin (8/1), Unsafe Conduct (10/1), Collodi (10/1), Justice Knight (14/1), Lord Marmaduke (14/1), Oscar Vespasian (20/1), Veiled Secret (25/1)
- Unsafe Conduct
- Gin And Tonic
- Lord Marmaduke
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