15:55 Uttoxeter Sat 30 March 2019
Shaped as though run would sharpen him up when third following break at Catterick last time. Step up in trip and first-time blinkers may help cause along with 1lb lower mark.
5-16 over hurdles but all those wins have come at Worcester. Seems less effective elsewhere but was fair second at Lingfield in November. Dropped 3lb since latest moderate effort at Newbury.
Won over hurdles at just third time of asking at Huntingdon in January before eighth on handicap bow at Newbury last time over 2m. Longer trip may well suit and should be sharper so off 2lb lower mark is not without hope.
Landed hurdles hat-trick in late-2016 but hasn't scored since. Fair third penultimate start off 5lb higher mark at Chepstow but last of eight at Uttoxeter last month after three month break. Young rider claims valuable 5lb so worth a glance.
Placed all three starts earlier this term in novice hurdles before disappointing when favourite at Fakenham last time over 2m. Extra half mile this time and remains to be seen whether or not that will suit.
Ex-French. Promise when third at Doncatser over hurdles on British bow in January before disappointing badly and underwent wind surgery. First start since when fair fifth at Newbury latest. Champion jockey booked so is of interest.
Landed Perth maiden hurdle over this trip last July for Richard Fahey but has shown nothing in two starts since joining current yard in November. Eased 3lb but much more needed to get involved.
Cork maiden hurdle winner last May for previous connections but form has regressed in three outings to date this side of the water. Poor effort when tailed off at Wincanton last time and needs to turn over a new leaf now.
Easily landed the odds in modest Hereford maiden hurdle in November before last of five when odds-on at Market Rasen in December. Not seen since and has undergone wind op. Tongue-tie and cheekpieces now and fairly weighted if breathing is right.
Won Hexham 2m4f h'cap hurdle in May 2017 off 6lb lower mark. Fair second at Aintree last June but changed yard and not seen again until faded 3 out at Ludlow last month. Likely to be straighter now.
Landed Bangor 2m maiden hurdle in September 2017 but absent since third in Kempton bumper last March. May be better for the run and yard going through a quiet spell at present.
Eight-time winner last seen scoring twice at Cartmel last summer for the John Hodge yard. Makes debut for new connections off 5lb higher mark and fitness needs to be taken on trust.
13-race maiden whose best two efforts both came when second at Hereford for Rebecca Curtis last year. Outpaced from 3 out on both starts so far for current yard and may need more help from the assessor despite 3lb drop.
Third on two occasions in maiden hurdles last autumn prior to 80-day break. Never dangerous on handicap bow at Newbury last time but eased 2lb since and there may be room for improvement for top yard.
Represnts fourth handler in 12 months making debut for new connections here. 17-race maiden who has ability but seems very hard to catch right. Third in five of his last six starts and a place may again be the best he can hope for.
Scored at Hereford in January 2018 off 3lb lower mark but has ran a few fair races over a variety of trips without success since then. Regular amateur pilot is in the plate once again.
Handicap bow and step up in distance for gelding who has hinted he might be capapble of winning a race or two. Not disgraced after long absence at Doncaster earlier this month and is worth a market check for any interest.
Struggling to make an impression over a variety of trips but not disgarced when fourth at Ludlow last time over a furlong further. On balance has something to find though.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Oliver GreenallJ: Mr Ed Glassonbury|
Renwick (3/1), Shanty Alley (7/1), Doesyourdogbite (7/1), Starjac (9/1), Defi Sacre (10/1), Three Bullet Gate (11/1), Cougar Kid (11/1), Nigh Or Never (12/1), He's A Goer (12/1), Land League (16/1), From The Heart (16/1), Judge Earle (20/1), Hallings Comet (25/1), Lester Kris (25/1), Pokari (25/1), My Charity (25/1), Cape Hideaway (33/1), Bambi Du Noyer (33/1), Dancingwith Storms (33/1), Orkan (33/1)
- From The Heart
- He's A Goer
- Defi Sacre
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