14:40 Kempton Sat 16 March 2019
Returning from a break when finishing a neck second in a 13 runner handicap hurdle over this C&D on good ground last time out. Represents a top yard and another bold show likely.
Dual novice hurdle winner over an extended 2m3f at Hereford earlier this season but beaten in a competitive handicap here subsequently. Respectable fourth in a Grade 2 upped in trip last time out and remains open to improvement.
Returned from wind surgery with an impressive 8L odds-on victory in a 2m5f handicap hurdle at Kelso (good) in January. Given a break since and a bold show expected off a 6lb higher mark with cheekpieces applied for the first time.
Had wind surgery following a 15L fourth over an extended 2m3f at Hereford (soft) in December and ran well when placed over an extended 2m5f at Wincanton (good) on last months comeback run. One to note on this occasion.
Placed on two of his three starts since returning from a short break most recently when beaten a head over an extended 2m3f at Ascot (good-to-soft) a month ago. Raised 4lb for that effort and visor worn for the first time that day is retained.
Finished third, beaten 4L in a competitive 3m1f handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (good-to-soft) in January. Slightly below par when fifth at Chepstow (good-to-soft) subsequently and remains of interest in this event.
Held in three starts since placing second, beaten 10L on good-to-firm going over an extended 2m3f at Doncaster in early December. Handicap mark is gradually dropping and market support would be notable.
Showed good form in France during the 2017/18 season and has placed in novice hurdles on his last two starts for this yard. Good 6½L third over 2m3f at Warwick (good) last time out and is one to note on handicap debut.
Sole victory in 17 career starts came in a good-to-soft ground novice hurdle at Fontwell (2m3f) in February 2017. Failed to build on a promising second at Market Rasen (good-to-soft) when finishing sixth at Newbury (good-to-soft) last time out.
Winner of his first two starts including hurdling debut at Taunton (2m3f, good) in 2017. Finished a fair sixth over an extended 3m at Haydock (good) last month when returning from a break and likely to have improved for the run.
Last Year's Winner
|T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob|
Burrows Edge (7/4), Honest Vic (11/2), My Way (7/1), Star Of Lanka (7/1), Townshend (10/1), Shoal Bay (12/1), Crystal Lad (14/1), Mahlervous (16/1), Wicked Willy (20/1), Higgs (25/1)
- Burrows Edge
- My Way
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
Havana Rocket is on a steep upward trajectory and should be followed at Wolverhampton, according to Ashley Iveson.
Matt Brocklebank looks to Newcastle for Tuesday's Nap, with Anthony Brittain fancied to saddle a winner on the Tapeta.
A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in March 2019.