16:50 Ludlow Sun 12 May 2019
Failed to beat a rival home in two five runner novice hurdles so far. Dropping slightly in trip but others hold stronger claims.
Signs of ability in two starts in bumpers including at Warwick (2m, soft) in March. Likely more needed than what he's shown so far on hurdling debut.
Decent effort when 34L fourth in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Wincanton (good-to-soft) in March. First start since wind surgery on that occasion and is one to note for a top yard stepping up slightly in distance.
Point-to-point winner and showed good form when runner-up in a maiden hurdle over an extended 2m3f at Hereford (soft) in January last year. Struggled over fences on two most recent starts and is one to note on return to hurdling.
Dual Flat winner in 2016 but struggled in handicaps in that sphere since and finished well beaten on stable and hurdles debut at Ffos Las (2m6f, good) last month.
Disappointing last of three, beaten 8L in a 2m1f bumper at Carlisle (good) on racecourse debut last month. Worth a check in the market on hurdling debut.
Fair form in finishing twice in bumpers most recently at Wetherby (2m, good) in February. Cheekpieces worn for the first time that day dispensed with for this debut over hurdles.
Well held fourth of five in a bumper over an extended 2m1f at Fontwell (heavy) on debut in March. Hails from a decent yard but needs to leave that running well behind now switched to hurdles.
Last Year's Winner
|T: H D DalyJ: R Johnson|
Sunset Showdown (6/5), Palixandre (6/4), Miss Gemstone (8/1), Dartmoor (12/1), Mo Tottie (14/1), Bishopswood Flyer (20/1), Little Ginge (25/1), Vivre Pour Vivre (28/1)
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