19:00 Ffos Las Tue 14 May 2019
In good form of late following up a couple of wins last month with a neck second in a novices' handicap chase at Sandown (2m4f, good) last time out. Leading player off a mark 6lb higher than when winning over 2m4f here on most recent hurdles start.
Out of form in three starts since winning over an extended 2m5f at Wincanton (good) just over a year ago. Races off a mark 3lb higher than for that victory.
Fair 17L sixth in a handicap hurdle over 2m5f at Ludlow (good) in February. Changed yards since then and market support would be notable in this contest.
Good 3L second in a small field 2m4f handicap hurdle at Sedgefield (good) in October last year. Has run well fresh in the past and interesting to see how he fares.
Impressive 7L winner of a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m4f at Plumpton (good) in November. Absent since suffering a heavy defeat over 3m at Taunton (good) later that month however.
Improving with racing since returning from a break finishing 12½L fourth over 2m3f at Warwick (good) last time out. Interesting contender now back down to his last winning mark.
Course winner was beaten 29L when finishing second in a 2m4f handicap hurdle on good ground here last month. Well handicapped on old form but more needed if he is to take this event.
Finished 64L second in a match novices' handicap chase over an extended 2m7f at Chepstow (good) last month. Tongue tie tried for the first time on hurdles return.
Put a below par effort behind him when winning over 2m3f at Fontwell (good) last week. Escapes a penalty for that success and is one for the shortlist stepping up in distance.
Handicap mark is plummeting following some moderate efforts since joining this stable including here last time out. Market support would be notable with tongue tie tried for the first time.
Placed in a selling hurdle over an extended 2m42f at Stratford (good) on his penultimate start but held fourth in a handicap at Plumpton (good) next time out. Others hold stronger claims.
Well held in three starts since joining this stable. Highly promising conditional jockey in the saddle and worth a check in the market with cheekpieces tried and tongue tie worn for previous stable returning.
First signs of form when a good second over 2m4f on soft ground here last month. Beaten 3¼L by Gone Platinum in that contest and is of interest racing off the same mark.
Stays well and finishing runner-up over an extended 3m2f at Newton Abbot (good) last July. Improved on return from a break when fifth of six at Fakenham (good-to-firm) last time out.
Winner four times of hurdles but finished a well beaten last of three on chase debut over an extended 2m4f at Bangor (good) last month. Return to hurdles in her favour.
Last Year's Winner
Sizing At Midnight (5/2), Soulsaver (10/3), Gone Platinum (11/2), Hallings Comet (9/1), Santiago de Cuba (10/1), Ben Brody (11/1), Never Equalled (12/1), Shadow's Boy (16/1), Spectator (20/1), Schnabel (22/1), Judge Earle (25/1), Druide Premier (25/1), Outrageous Romana (28/1), Linguine (33/1), Trafalgar Rock (33/1), Winter Spice (40/1)
- Gone Platinum
- Sizing At Midnight
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