16:00 Taunton Tue 19 March 2019
Better effort back over hurdles latest and on a lenient mark if able to put a sequence together. First-time cheekpieces might help him focus. Shortlisted.
Failed to build on the promise of his debut win in a bumper at Newcastle and looks the stable's second preference behind Oxwich Bay this time.
Doesn't appear to be particularly well handicapped but ran well against better opposition last time, so has to merit consideration here. Usually takes a run to put him right, so worth considering now his fitness has been topped up.
Second to an improving type last time out reads well in the context of this race; has won for today's rider so the pieces are coming together. One to monitor very closely in the betting.
Not disgraced in his latest start (first after wind surgery) and feasible to suggest the gelding can build on that performance. His yard traditionally does well in these type of races. Serious contender here.
Justified favouritism against his own age group on his penultimate start but was nowhere near the same level when tried at Ascot in January. That run was too poor to be true but the gelding needs to step things up considerably now handicapping.
Sole win over hurdles achieved from a 3lb lower mark last October and been more miss than hit since. Champion jockey, Richard Johnson, couldn't get the gelding to raise his game last time; today's conditional may struggle too.
Last Year's Winner
Midnight Midge (13/8), Oxwich Bay (9/4), Marmont (15/2), Teaser (8/1), Poucor (8/1), On The Rox (14/1), Bodes Well (20/1)
- Oxwich Bay
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