16:55 Plumpton Mon 18 March 2019
£85,000 four-year-old, made a winning point-to-point debut in Ireland last year before joining current connections. Tried to make on when favourite on Taunton debut and beaten just 1½L. Claims if acting on soft ground.
Has produced similar effort in both starts, finishing closer to the winner on soft at Lingfield last time. Raced keenly there, so hood could help, and enters calculations if that can help him find some improvement.
Well held in a Barbury Castle point-to-point last month and can only watch on this rules debut for a trainer who is 1-21 in this sphere over the past five seasons.
€4,700 yearling (not sold £14,000 3yo). Second foal. Half-brother to 2m3f/2m7f hunter chase winner Mr Raj. Dam fourth in 2m4f hurdle from four starts. Stable 0-5 in bumpers over past five seasons.
Sent off at just 2-1 when pulled up on testing ground in a point-to-point at Howick last month. Now makes debut for a trainer in decent form and with a 13% five-year strike-rate in bumpers. Market check advised.
Second foal. Dam French 2m2f/2m5f chase winner, granddaughter of French 1m1f Flat/prolific 1m7f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner. Nice pedigree, but trainer 1-47 in bumpers since 2014. May be one to watch first time out, unless supported.
€12,000 foal (€20,000 vendor 3yo). Third foal. Dam unraced sister to bumper/2m-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Friends Amigo. Stable 8% in this discipline over five seasons, so unless supported, he is probably one to watch.
Last Year's Winner
First Lord De Cuet (7/4), Mario De Pail (2/1), Get Up Them Steps (4/1), Robsam (11/1), Mr Harp (12/1), This Might Work (12/1), Master Sam Bellamy (66/1)
- First Lord De Cuet
- Get Up Them Steps
- Mario De Pail
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