15:30 Plumpton Sun 12 May 2019
Has struggled more than most with Towcester out of action but interesting jockey booking and first time visor now replaces blinkers.
Completed his hat-trick when stepping up to this trip at Fontwell last month and just seems to do enough so may still have a bit in hand of the handicapper. Has excellent attitude and likely more to come.
Both career wins have been over shorter at Fontwell but does stay this far. In poor form when last seen in the autumn but has run well after a break before and stable in good nick.
Mark rapidly dropping but for a good reason and held by three of today's rivals on last run when last of four. Sole win over fences was in 2017.
Still capable of a bold showing despite his advancing years and has a 5lb pull for just over 2L with Waitinonasunnyday so in theory has claims of turning the tables.
Fontwell win in the mud in March last year but hasn't been able to build on that and didn't really improve for front running last time.
Has faced unrealistic tasks in his three attempts over the larger obstacles so hard to be dogmatic but hurdling form suggests he has a good deal to find.
Bit of improvement when chasing home Waitinonasunnyday last time but the fact he is now out of the weights makes him 2lb worse off with his bang in-form rival.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G L MooreJ: James Bowen|
Waitinonasunnyday (9/4), John Daniell (7/2), Riddlestown (9/2), Belmont Park (5/1), Hardtorock (8/1), Flashman (8/1), Grayhawk (10/1), Canyouhearmenow (12/1), Jonjoela (20/1)
- John Daniell
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