15:30 Wincanton Sun 14 April 2019
- McCreery Military (Sponsored By John & Doone Chatfeild-Roberts) Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 166y, Good
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Veteran; beaten a neck by Mighty Missile in this race in 2017 (good to firm) and has competed over obstacles just once since (second); kept reasonable form on the Flat (including on the AW) in late 2018.
Veteran; without a win since November 2017 when comfortably beating Lord Ben by 4½L (2m Huntingdon, good); has mixed hurdling with chasing latterly; off the track since October 2018 when finishing fourth at Fakenham (2m).
Anything but a frequent winner (2-36), although in all fairness he was ultra-consistent in defeat in late 2018; same mark as when beaten 1¼L by Gonnabegood at Exeter (2m7f, heavy) in December; faster ground fine; shorter trip?
Bought for €15,000 in November 2018, but well beaten on both starts for Suzy Smith (slipping 11lb in the weights as a result); her best form in France was with plenty of cut underfoot.
Seven-race maiden; hasn't shown much in the way of promise in three previous Wincanton starts, yet offered plenty more at Taunton (twice runner-up) in November 2018; conditions fine; this extra yardage might help offset his apparent lack of pace.
Has generally struggled since winning back-to-back races at Plumpton (3m1f) and Fontwell (3m2f) during the spring of 2018; shaped better with a change of tactics at Chepstow 25-days ago; could lead and try to make his proven stamina count.
All out winner of a 3m maiden PTP at Monksgrange (soft/heavy) in April 2018; bought for £17,000 the following month; 0-5 under rules and very difficult to imagine that the forecast drying ground will suit.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C J MannJ: Mr Charles O'Shea|
Southfield Torr (2/1), Tea Time Fred (3/1), Mogestic (9/2), Salto Chisco (6/1), Bouggietopieces (13/2), Soarlikeaneagle (7/1), Cousin Khee (12/1), Vue Cavaliere (18/1), Court In Matera (25/1), Cotton Club (33/1)
- Tea Time Fred
- Southfield Torr
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