16:50 Stratford Sun 14 April 2019
10-year-old put succession of poor runs this season behind him when easily winning at Ffos Las (3m, soft) a week ago. Penalised, but will be hard to stop if in the same mood now.
Was coming back from 300+ days off when runner-up at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last month, possibly having done too much in front. Given time to get over that and, while still a maiden, is considered.
Sole success was in a Hereford maiden hurdle (3m1f, good) last season. Not been in the best of form over fences this winter so would need to be back to very best to take this.
Attitude is questionable, but has made the frame both starts for this trainer so far and entitled to hold similar aspirations here if putting best foot forward.
Not the most consistent of sorts and has been out of form for a while. No problems with the test here if he's on a going day, but hard to be confident.
Couple of decisive wins over 3m1f back in 2017 at Fontwell but only raced three times since and nothing in that form to make him a standout today. Pulled up recently at Exeter.
Just one win from nine over fences and was below best at Southwell (3m1f, good to soft) when last spotted in December, but is capable of a good showing fresh.
December win at Southwell over this sort of trip would make him interesting but hasn't shown much enthusiasm in his pair of 2019 starts.
Maiden over timber, was perhaps starting to feel the pinch when unlucky to slip-up on chase debut at this track back in September. Back from a break now and interesting to see if he can take to chasing.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss Z C DavisonJ: Page Fuller|
Lac Sacre (9/4), Misdflight (11/2), Packettotherafters (6/1), Definately Vinnie (7/1), Goring One (7/1), Pinch Of Ginger (7/1), Day Of Roses (8/1), Phoenix Rock (10/1), Midnight Mustang (16/1), Abbeygrey (16/1), Tommy The Rascal (50/1)
- Lac Sacre
- Pinch Of Ginger
- Goring One
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