16:30 Chepstow Wed 20 March 2019
Mixes chases/hurdles (won over both obstacles); ran respectably off the back of his last win (Worcester handicap chase; May 2018), run out of steam last two outings. Drops in grade now (only beat one home last time); has something to prove now.
Dual C&D winning chaser (better chaser than hurdler) who was recording his third win over fences when winning here last April. Not disgraced in better grades since his last win and now dropped back to below his last winning mark; player in this.
Back-to-back handicap chases wins under different conditions at the end of the year around this trip showed that he was thriving. Handicapper has been quite aggressive for those two wins, fell last time out; this mark is tough.
Front-runner who dropped in trip last time (2m) for his second chase start (running well; best of pace-pushers, before departing at the last). Not many miles on the clock; likely to progress again if the fall hasn't left a mark.
In better form at the start of last year (won two small-field handicap chases on deep ground) before ending his season with a fall. Looks to be working his way back to form (ran well last time); does shape as though he will be better at 2m though.
Dual course winner (one over this trip); can be useful on his day but may not be one to rely totally on. Didn't run too badly back from a break at Wincanton last time (finished third); stable a little quiet, not sure to be in the same mood.
Gained plenty of chasing experience before finally cracking this discipline with a Warwick win (better for return run; more polished with his jumping). Failed to cope with the heavy ground/hefty weight rise last time when well beaten at Uttoxeter.
Hurdles winner here who gradually appears to be getting the hang of chasing; ran probably her best race last time (post-wind op) at Taunton. Trip there (2m7f) looked a little too far; worth a try over shorter here having shown mild promise.
Didn't lack for success last year landing five races over hurdles/fences; gradually regained his form this season; made use of a good mark when winning at Leicester. Failed to complete twice since; cheekpieces worn for last victory return.
Dual (back-to-back) course winner early last year, both times in testing conditions. Consistent since then in the majority of his races (rare poor effort last time; pulled up, Ffos Las); capable off this mark but may struggle to win off it.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden|
Inaminna (9/4), Lord Bryan (7/2), Wizards Bridge (5/1), Keep Moving (8/1), Pull Together (8/1), Beallandendall (11/1), Millanisi Boy (16/1), Tara Bridge (20/1), Truckers Highway (20/1), Market Road (28/1), Lord Ballim (33/1)
- Lord Bryan
- Pull Together
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