15:15 Exeter Tue 16 April 2019
Debut winner of a maiden bumper at Towcester (good to firm) last May. Ran well at Sandown last time, when considering he was a 100-1 shot, a 17L third was respectable. Faster ground should help, but looks more one for handicaps.
Best effort so far came here on debut in a heavy-ground bumper last year. Has struggled over hurdles so far, and a watching brief is advised.
Dual bumper winner on soft last season. Beaten favourite on hurdles debut at Bangor in October, which was his only run on good ground. Returned from a break in much better form last time, and he's a strong contender if handling the ground.
Has shown very little in three runs in maiden/novice hurdles. Represents stellar connections, so any support for him would be interesting, but hard to fancy on what we have seen from him on the racecourse.
Fast ground Towcester bumper winner on debut last season, but that was a moderate contest. Held in both completed starts over hurdles this season, including after wind surgery. Can only watch.
Was well supported prior to falling on debut at Hereford last spring. Off the track from then until January, when a staying-on sixth of 16 here over C&D. That should have helped regain some confidence and a big run could now be on the cards.
Big prices and well beaten in all four starts so far and impossible to recommend him on that evidence.
AW winner over 7f in 2016, when with Sylvester Kirk, but form tailed off last year. 50-1, jumped tentatively and tailed off on stable/hurdles debut at Southwell last month. Can only watch.
7f debut winner at Ascot (good) on the Flat in 2017, when with Kevin Ryan. Went backwards thereafter, and was last of 14 and beaten a long way on debut for this trainer in November. Watching brief advised on his hurdles debut.
10-1 winner of a bumper on debut at Market Rasen (good) in August 2017. Not seen since then. Hard to know what to expect over hurdles, given her Flat pedigree, but there is obviously some ability there and a market check is advised.
Showed ability in France, despite not winning. Has raced only on testing ground so far, so will need to prove she handles this faster surface, but after a respectable British debut at Catterick last month, she can't be ruled out in a weak race.
Well held or pulled up in a bumper and two novices' hurdles. In good hands, but can only watch at present.
Showed glimpses of ability on debut, when 66-1 and an 8L fifth at Taunton (2m3f, good) in February. Was supported in to 3-1 last time, but looked very novicey at the first flight and was back pedalling when a late faller. Bit to prove.
Last Year's Winner
|The Cannister Man||6||10-12||3/1|
|T: Sam ThomasJ: Charlie Deutsch|
Melekhov (5/6), Rococo River (7/2), Quick Wave (5/1), Granitic (10/1), Nineohtwooneoh (16/1), Timassini (20/1), First Destination (33/1), Here's Bingo (50/1), Corruption (50/1), Raving Bonkers (100/1), Woodukheleyfit (100/1), Trysor Ynys (150/1), Salazar (250/1), Vinnie Rouge (250/1)
- Rococo River
- Quick Wave
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