17:50 Ludlow Thu 21 March 2019
Brother to Graeme McPherson's useful novice hurdler Boldmere. Fetched €12,000 as a three-year-old and a rare bumper runner here for an Irish trainer who has gone a while without a winner.
Half-brother to six winners has run to a similar level on both outings. Second of three finishers last time and the easy winner has been well-beaten since. Has experience but vulnerable to a newcomer of average ability.
£14,000 Beat Hollow gelding related to Flat/NH winner Katie Gale and four-time Flat winner Uncle Jack as well as a couple of other winners. Trainer 0-23 in bumpers over past five years.
Native Ruler gelding out of a mare who won three minor races over hurdles on fast ground. Trainer has a career record of 1-36 in bumpers.
Court Cave gelding with bumper winners in his pedigree. His full-brother, Court Royale, finished second to Vinndication on his bumper debut here. One to note in the market.
By Intikhab out of a French 1m4f winning sister to 1m4f Flat/2m3f-2m6f hurdle/chase winner Questimato. Only beat one home on Doncaster debut and the stable's record in bumpers is just 6-67.
Shantou gelding with winners in the pedigree although his full-brothers have failed to win under rules. Trainer having a good year in bumpers so one to note in the market.
Sister to French Grade 3 winner Polygona; half-sister to Nick Williams useful performer Saint Lino. Rider may have to put up some overweight but she makes plenty of appeal on pedigree for a yard with an 8-22 record in bumpers here
Last Year's Winner
|T: H WhittingtonJ: G Sheehan|
Shantou Express (6/4), Floressa (2/1), Weapons Out (9/2), Shanroe (8/1), Court Dancer (14/1), Chestnut Pete (33/1), Egypt Mill Duke (33/1), Benson (40/1)
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- Court Dancer
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