15:15 Kempton Mon 13 May 2019
Beat the now 136-rated Commodore Barry by 2½L when taking the final of the Fixed Brush Hurdles Series at Worcester (2m4f, good) in October; raced sparingly since; can progress quickly over fences (debut); conditions perfect.
Has fallen 16lb in the weights (over hurdles) since finishing second at Wincanton (1m7½f, good to soft) 13-months ago; difficult to identify what is his optimum trip; cheekpieces applied for chasing debut.
PTP winner; finished second on four occasions under rules in bumpers and maiden hurdles (2m-2m4f); few obvious excuses (showed up well for plenty of the race) when finishing last of three to Cosmic King on chasing debut (Huntingdon 2m+, good).
Has done the bulk of his racing under rules (hurdles) at or around 3m; remains a maiden - went closest on deep ground at Chepstow in December 2018; could fare better for the switch to chasing; trip/ground concerns.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton|
Shoal Bay (7/4), Kilcara (2/1), Monty's Award (9/4), Ballyart (11/4), Templepark (11/2)
- Monty's Award
- Shoal Bay
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