15:15 Kempton Sat 16 March 2019
Put a couple of falls in the autumn behind him when finishing runner-up at Kelso (2m1f, good-to-soft) on his return from a break when making his handicap debut recently. Repeat of that can see him play a hand in the finish.
Winner of three of his five chase starts so far but finished 42L eighth in a C&D contest on good-to-soft ground in December. Given a break since and is an interesting runner on this occasion.
Victorious on his penultimate start in a 2m3f handicap chase at Market Rasen (good-to-soft) in January. Well held at Newbury (2m4f, good-to-soft) in a Grade 3 handicap earlier this month however and this looks a weaker contest.
Finished a good 7L second in a 2m4f handicap chase at Ludlow (good-to-soft) on his return from a lengthy absence last month. Improvement likely and is one to note in this contest.
Chasing a hat-trick following victories at Fakenham (2m5f, good) and when looking held prior to being left clear at Ludlow (2m4f, good) last time out. One for the shortlist in this contest.
Held in recent starts including when 29L fifth in a handicap chase at Sandown (3m, soft) last month. Tongue tie worn for the first time that day is retained dropping in distance.
Placed on five of his last six starts most recently when 10L second in a novices' handicap chase over an extended 2m6f at Leicester (good-to-firm) in January. Interesting runner on return from a short break.
Winner of three of his 12 starts over fences including over 2m4f at Punchestown (good) in January. Good second in a novice event subsequently but disappointed back in a handicap last time out.
Held in recent starts but signs of a possible return to form when 10L sixth in a novices' handicap chase at Cheltenham (good-to-soft) in January. Worth a check in the market on this occasion.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch|
Onefortheroadtom (2/1), Brother Tedd (4/1), Kayf Blanco (11/2), Forth Bridge (7/1), Kansas City Chief (8/1), El Terremoto (12/1), Value At Risk (16/1), Peacocks Secret (20/1), Vivas (25/1)
- El Terremoto
- Kayf Blanco
- Forth Bridge
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