16:35 Sedgefield Tue 12 March 2019
- Blucky Betting At Cheltenham From Paxtons Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 65y, Soft (Heavy in Places)
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Running creditably over hurdles of late, albeit appearing handicapped out of contention for win purposes; interesting to see how he fares on chasing debut (dam was dual PTP winner); handles testing conditions.
Driven out to score by 3¼L on chasing debut at Catterick (2m3f, good) in November but has found life tough in reasonably competitive novice contests since; the switch back into handicap company is viewed as a positive move.
Bumper and 2m hurdle scorer who is effective under most conditions; lightly-raced for his age (2-9) and could have more too offer over fences if brushing up his jumping technique; beaten 2½L by Fiddlers Bow on chasing debut at Ayr.
Sedgefield regular (2,1,1,5,5); his best form over hurdles has come over a slightly shorter trip (2m1f) but he should stay this longer trip over fences; can be expected to improve for the benefit of the chasing experience here in November.
Difficult but evidently capable hurdler; lost all chance of completing a hat-trick of victories when proving virtually unsteerable over hurdles here (2m1f, soft) in January; stays 2m4f; very risky proposition on rules chasing debut.
Races keenly, and that has proved to his detriment thus far; the cheekpieces which were introduced on his handicap (hurdle) debut at Sandown are now removed; his pedigree strongly implies that he could fare better now switched to fences; noteworthy.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Micky HammondJ: Miss Becky Smith|
Imada (9/4), Flowery (10/3), Black Art (10/3), Quest For Life (6/1), Reverant Cust (8/1), Extra Bald (11/1)
- Extra Bald
- Black Art
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