17:00 Lingfield Fri 15 March 2019
Been off since last summer and difficult to ascertain whether age is catching up with the gelding without the evidence of a recent outing. However, he's got some high-class form to his name and is only 4lb above his last winning mark. Shortlisted.
Returned to the Flat with a decent effort here last month - demoted from first place after causing interference - and merits at least a second look from 10lb below his last winning mark. (Now on the same mark as when he won this race in 2017.)
Enjoyed a purple patch when winning four races on the bounce around the turn of the year but has shot up the ratings as a result. Well adrift of Petite Jack here last time and now looks weighted to the limit.
Useful form and paid his way with three wins for William Haggas; has since joined a jumps orientated yard but didn't look a natural on hurdling debut last time. Still looks high in the weights for a race of this nature and needs to bounce back.
Sandwiched in between Fearsome and Petite Jack here last month (now 3lb better off with the latter) and holds a sound chance of shaking up his rivals once more. Well treated on the pick of his form but isn't the most consistent individual.
Won a couple of times before losing his way for his former stable but not been seen in action for a while now. Best watched on debut for a new yard and first outing since a wind operation.
Been around a number of yards and although he has plenty of experience he's yet to race at this course. Remains in good heart but this is a lot tougher than some of his recent assignments at Newcastle. Blinkers may help but plenty more required.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M R ChannonJ: Charles Bishop|
Petite Jack (5/2), Fearsome (3/1), Eddystone Rock (4/1), Fire Fighting (7/1), Reverend Jacobs (7/1), Paddyplex (9/1), Glan Y Gors (10/1)
- Petite Jack
- Eddystone Rock
- Fire Fighting
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