14:35 Hexham Thu 14 March 2019
12-race maiden who has had plenty of chances over fences; has competed exclusively at Ayr this season, running to within 2¼L of the money-spinning Glittering Love (3m, soft) last week; contender.
Steadily getting his act together over fences and a return to this track on very testing ground looks to be in order. However, the handicapper is making his life tougher - now 13lb higher than when scoring by 6L at Ayr (3m, soft) latest.
Modest maiden over hurdles but has feasibly taken a couple of runs to regain race-fitness following an extended absence from the track; travelling reasonably when falling on chasing debut at Ayr last week (in the race won by Glittering Love).
Emphatic soft ground hurdles winner over a marathon trip at Ayr (3m2f+ handicap) in March 2016, and was placed in the 4m chase on this card in 2017; 0-4 over hurdles since joining George Bewley; handicap mark in free-fall.
Driven out to score at odds of 16/1 on his return to the care of Jennie Candlish at Ayr on Saturday (3m, soft); reverts to chasing (0-9) off a broadly similar mark; more than capable of playing a hand if in the same fettle.
Stablemate of Katalystic; sits on a winnable mark, albeit his performances of late haven't suggested that his turn is anywhere near arriving; seemingly much better on a sound surface.
Last Year's Winner
|Nelly La Rue||11||10-4||6/4|
|T: V ThompsonJ: Thomas Dowson|
The Horsechesnut (15/8), Mcginty's Dream (3/1), Imperial Prince (10/3), Sevenballs Of Fire (7/1), Katalystic (11/1), Arizona Bound (16/1)
- The Horsechesnut
- Mcginty's Dream
- Imperial Prince
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