19:30 Ffos Las Tue 14 May 2019
Held in two starts since returning from well over 18 months off the track including when beaten 23L over an extended 2m6f at Stratford (good) in March. Races off a mark 9lb lower than for his latest success.
Form tailed off late last year and was beaten 26L at Wincanton (3m1f, good-to-firm) in a handicap chase in October on his most recent start. Making his first appearance since wind surgery.
Pulled up at Wetherby (3m, good) last month on first start since wind surgery. Visor worn for the first time that day replaced with cheekpieces tried earlier this year.
Faller in a valuable 3m5f handicap chase at Fairyhouse (good) in December on final start for Joseph O'Brien. Cheekpieces worn for the first time that day absent on stable debut.
Returning from a break when 23L fourth over an extended 2m4f at Ayr (good) earlier this month. Has won here in the past and interesting stepping back up in trip.
Pulled up on two most recent starts including over 2m4f at Warwick (good) on seasonal debut earlier this month. others hold stronger claims.
Impressive 9L winner of a novices' handicap chase over an extended 2m6f at Uttoxeter (good) earlier this month on return from a break. Notable runner stepping up in distance following a 10lb rise in the weights.
Dual chase winner including over this trip at Wincanton (good) early last month. Useful amateur retains the ride and is a leading contender racing off a mark 4lb higher than for that victory.
Saw off a subsequent winner when scoring over 3m on soft ground at Bangor in March when returning from a break. Drop in trip in his favour having finished held over an extended 3m6f at Exeter (good-to-soft) last time out.
Last Year's Winner
Fortunes Hiding (11/10), Steel Native (13/2), Groundunderrepair (7/1), Oathkeeper (8/1), Dr Robin (9/1), River Of Intrigue (10/1), Exxaro (14/1), Roc D'Apsis (14/1), Dotties Dilema (40/1)
- Fortunes Hiding
- River Of Intrigue
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