14:00 Market Rasen Wed 20 March 2019
Disappointing on handicap debut at Ludlow (2m5½f, good) and drops back down in trip into novice company; this track should suit his keen style of racing with any further drying of the ground conditions in his favour.
Took a while to get his act together but has well and truly thrived over fences since joining the Skelton's; finally off the mark over hurdles (first attempt for this yard) when winning at Doncaster (2m, good) 19-days ago; key player.
Placed (well held) in a good ground Hexham bumper in June 2018; finished in mid-division on hurdles debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in February, so requires plenty more improvement accordingly.
Half-brother to winning staying chaser Achill Road Boy; hasn't appeared to be the speediest of types in a couple of runs in bumpers (Plumpton and Chepstow) and could feasibly find this sharp track to be an inadequate test on hurdles bow.
Demonstrated a modicum of ability on his second start in a Newcastle bumper, and has been brought along steadily over hurdles; finished 22L fourth to Mint Gold at Carlisle (2m1f, good) latest; tongue-tie applied; stablemate of Sultans Hero.
Hacked up when winning a modest Hexham bumper on his second start (2m, soft) in October 2018; not disgraced when beaten under a penalty at Carlisle the following month (third); rates as a likely type on first start over hurdles.
Brother to the 7f Flat/2m hurdle winner Great Colaci; struggling from mid-race, and a tailed-off seventh of eight at odds of 250/1 on hurdles debut at this track (2m4f+, good to soft) in February; cheekpieces added; stablemate of Just Call Me Al.
Last Year's Winner
|Or De Vassy||6||11-7||1/1|
|T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews|
Peppay Le Pugh (5/4), Mr Scrumpy (13/8), Mon Port (7/2), Just Call Me Al (33/1), First Assembly (66/1), Bobndave (100/1), Sultans Hero (250/1)
- Peppay Le Pugh
- Mr Scrumpy
- Mon Port
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