15:50 Haydock Wed 20 March 2019
Promising hurdler, having won easily on debut at Sedgefield and then returned to that venue under a penalty and run well in a decent race for the track. Tongue-tie could help here too. Acts on soft and has claims.
Nine-race maiden, five of those runs being over hurdles. Mark looks stiff enough for this handicap debut.
2m3f chase winner (good to firm) in France. Didn't show a huge amount in novice company over hurdles, but improved to go close on handicap debut at Stratford (good) last time. Handles cut, and should be thereabouts.
Soft ground bumper winner who also landed a Hereford handicap hurdle (2m3f, good to soft) in November, when 7lb lower. Has looked exposed on both starts since then, so more needed from this mark.
Decent effort when 50-1 and third in a Bangor bumper two starts ago, but has a bit to prove over this trip and after being pulled up last time.
Placed in three of his four starts so far, so there is a bit of ability there. Makes his handicap debut from a workable mark, so may now be able to kick on. Interesting.
Scored in first-time cheekpieces at Doncaster (2m, good) in January, when 8lb lower. Well held last time, and 5lb out of the handicap here, so facing a tough task.
Last Year's Winner
|T: T D EasterbyJ: Mr W Easterby|
Eceparti (1/1), Destined To Shine (7/2), Ettila De Sivola (4/1), Man Of The North (16/1), Nefyn Point (16/1), Lookforarainbow (18/1), Sam Chisolm (25/1)
- Ettila De Sivola
- Nefyn Point
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