15:15 Doncaster Fri 1 March 2019
Failed to finish in three of his last four starts, unseating rider when held last twice. Won Uttoxeter in July off 3lb lower mark and has something to prove at present.
Beat subsequent 2018 Champion Hurdle fifth Elgin in Aintree bumper in November 2016 but very lightly raced since. Pulled up after 3 out at Newbury in December on chasing bow on first start for 663 days. Will strip fitter now and could go very well.
Fine return to fray after 16 month absence when winning Bangor h'cap chase in November off 7lb lower mark. Disappointing last two starts but may not have stayed 3m penultimate run. Chance if back to his best.
Went close penultimate start before won with authority recently at Catterick. 7lb penalty to carry here but clearly in fine fettle and should give another good account of himself off bottom weight.
Last Year's Winner
Away For Slates (6/4), Cruiseaweigh (13/8), Thyne For Gold (3/1), Mont Royale (9/1)
- Away For Slates
- Thyne For Gold
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