18:50 Cheltenham Fri 3 May 2019
Foxhunters winner, that coming off the back off excellent efforts at Warwick and Chaddesley and merely showed his progression has not yet finished, Looks a class above these and with no trip or track issues, is the one to beat.
Has shown a good level of form this season, beating the useful Southfield Vic at Newbury in February but does need to bounce back from a trouncing by the useful Risk A Fine at Stratford last time. Place chances all the same.
Very useful point-to-pointer, winner of his last five starts but in truth, has not come up against an opponent of the quality of Hazel Hill as yet. His good jumping should keep him in it for a long time, but places may be the best he can hope for.
Hard to knock what he's achieving in point-to-points around the Midlands this season, and has won seven of his last eight starts, but he'll need to find more improvement if he's to challenge Hazel Hill for top spot here.
Have to go back to 2017 to find his last win, never been the most consistent and recent efforts leave him with plenty to find. Others readily preferred.
Stays very well, having won over 29f at Corbridge earlier in the year, but limitations rather exposed at Hexham last time out and the minor places may be the best he can hope for.
Winner of four of his last five, including a couple of Open wins, and deserves a shot at a race like this on his narrow defeat to the useful Diplomate Sivola at Catterick in March. Some rain would help his cause, and he might challenge for places.
Last Year's Winner
|Barel Of Laughs||12||12-4||1/2|
|T: Philip RowleyJ: Mr A Edwards|
Hazel Hill (1/4), Virak (6/1), Caryto Des Brosses (12/1), Master Baker (16/1), Path To Freedom (28/1), Kelvingrove (66/1), Gran Paradiso (80/1)
- Hazel Hill
- Path To Freedom
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