15:15 Fakenham Fri 15 March 2019
C&D winner from a 5lb lower mark last October but brushed aside in better races at Cheltenham and Doncaster since. Eased in grade here and has won from a 2lb higher mark before now. Dangerous to omit without a betting check.
Won a Grade 2 at Cheltenham a couple of seasons ago but has been on a downward spiral since. Has looked a shade of better days since joining his current yard and a leap of faith is required for him to turn back the clock.
Set to race from 7lb below his last winning mark despite showing signs of a return to form of late. Trainer excels with stayers and this fellow can provide a welcome distraction from what has been a lean Cheltenham Festival by his standards.,
Ran well over a marathon trip here latest but is on a long losing run and wouldn't be one to trust implicitly to put in the same effort twice on the trot.
Stays well and arrives in fair form after a win at Sedgefield in January and couple of subsequent near misses; one of which was at this course over a shorter trip. Needs a career best though.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C J MannJ: Joshua Moore|
Sideways (10/11), Ballykan (5/2), Midnight Shot (5/1), Set List (6/1), Henryville (20/1)
- Midnight Shot
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