18:40 Southwell Tue 14 May 2019
Not seen in just over a year but was two of seven over fences as a novice including winning a £25k race at Ascot and finishing fourth in an Ayr Listed race. This yard will have him ready to roll after the break and may just be too classy here.
Six-time chase winner including twice last summer. Held in small field contests last autumn suggesting handicapper now has his measure and last of four on return continued that trend.
Lightly raced seven-year-old showed plenty of potential when winning at Kelso last May before finishing second next off this mark. Below par in two races last month but this mark is within range if and when he returns to peak form.
Disappointing on last three outings and has switched to a yard capable of freshening him up. Has done most of his racing over much further.
Well weighted in comparison to his hurdles form and has so far been consistent over fences. Yet he comes here on the back of a second at Ludlow which saw him lead halfway up the run-in. Can build on that now so is respected.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M WalfordJ: Miss E Todd|
Ballyvic Boru (7/4), Ashoka (11/4), Cake de L'Isle (7/2), All Is Good (9/2), Oliver's Gold (5/1), Ink Master (18/1)
- Ballyvic Boru
- All Is Good
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