16:20 Newcastle Sat 16 March 2019
Made the frame over 3m at Ayr (soft) in January, and is still fairly low mileage (0-6 over hurdles). However, doesn't quite look like a winner waiting to happen; needs more.
Pertemps Hurdle winner at Cheltenham in 2015; back in form of late from a much reduced handicap mark; 4lb higher than when beating the well backed Triangle Rock by a head at Musselburgh (3m, good) 17-days ago.
Has knocked at the door from similar marks on heavy ground at Ayr (2m3f+ to 2m5f+) earlier in the season and can be excused a more modest run latest (didn't appear to stay 3m); not without a chance.
Off the mark at the 15th attempt when beating Amberose by 2¾L at Ayr (2m5f, good to soft) in January; 4lb higher in the weights; slight concern that her trainer isn't in such solid form at present.
Cost £28,000 out of the Irish PTP scene; his initial progress over hurdles was slow, but he grasped the nettle with a solid staying effort at Ayr (2m5f+, soft) in February; badly hampered and lost all chance early over C&D latest.
6lb higher than when winning a modest race over C&D (good to soft) in December, but did run well off this mark until falling at the final flight next time; work to do with Arctic Road based upon Ayr form.
Last Year's Winner
Trapper Peak (9/4), Sunny Destination (11/4), Lastin' Memories (3/1), Northern Girl (7/2), Arctic Road (4/1), Call The Cops (6/1), Shtan On (11/1)
- Sunny Destination
- Arctic Road
- Trapper Peak
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