16:20 Fontwell Fri 12 April 2019
No win in 20 starts in Ireland and now has first start for new yard. Seems to be rather tripless and hard to know what best conditions are, so can only be watched today, with others holding much stronger claims.
Won at Uttoxeter in bumper company last year and made a hugely promising debut for this yard when third of 17 at Hereford last month. Every chance he will come on for that and rates as a live player here.
Relatively useful on the Flat and improved when stepped up in trip on handicap debut last time out when fourth of 13 at Chepstow. Could do even better if he learns to settle better in his races.
Struggled for any sort of form and has made bad mistakes on each of his three runs over hurdles to date. May want more of a stamina test than this now and makes little appeal in a race this competitive.
Showed promise in bumpers but shown next to nothing over hurdles so far over a variety of trips. Has it all to prove at present, dropped back from 3m here and may need more relief from the handicapper.
Showed improvement when first joining this yard in 2017 but he's been poor on recent starts over both hurdles and fences. Never in the race last time at Exeter and hard to fancy here.
Showed nothing on the Flat but showed this could be where his future lies when third at 100/1 on hurdles debut. His two subsequent efforts haven't been of that standard, including here last time out and may need more relief from the handicapper.
Still a maiden in her seven starts in both codes and beaten in excess of 100L last time out over C&D. Has shown nothing to make her of interest here; wears a first-time tongue-tie.
Hasn't won since 2016 but he is starting to look well handicapped and there's been a few signs recently that he's starting to turn his form around. Better ground might suit here and not one to rule out.
Has produced some better form since returning to hurdles after a spell on the Flat this winter. May want a drop back to some distance around 2m to be seen to best effect though.
Better on the Flat than over hurdles but has shown ability in this code and freshened up since some runs towards the back end of last year. Has run okay off a comeback before so not one to rule out entirely here.
Off the mark at the 10th attempt when scoring at Plumpton in February. Hasn't been seen since but he may need a break between his races and first-time cheekpieces could eke out further improvement; interesting runner.
Yet to show anything in five starts under Rules and pulled up on handicap debut last time out. Looks hugely reliant on first-time cheekpieces having a dramatic effect.
Point-to-point winner but hasn't taken to life over hurdles. Step back up in trip should be in his favour and the handicapper is trying to give him a chance but a leap of faith is required to support him here.
Yet to win in 12 starts under Rules but has shown some form over hurdles, though not so far this season. First-time cheekpieces may help and not one to completely put a line through with Moore booked.
Has been running okay since joining this outfit and trip/ground are fine but there's a suspicion there's a few better handicapped types lurking and this mare perhaps needs to show a bit more before she can be considered in a race this competitive.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs L C JewellJ: Tom Cannon|
Iusetaluvheronce (5/1), Jimmy (5/1), Hawkerland (5/1), Sisania (5/1), Glorious Boru (9/1), We've Got Payet (9/1), Itsaboutime (12/1), Multigifted (12/1), Willyegolassiego (16/1), Eddy (16/1), Kalaskadesemilley (20/1), My Lady Grey (28/1), He Is Rosy (50/1), Flashdanza (66/1), Miss Malarky (100/1), Battleofthesomme (100/1)
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