16:25 Newton Abbot Wed 15 May 2019
Generally consistent including placed efforts here and off the mark at Fontwell in November. Rare poor run when last seen just after Christmas but wind operation since suggests there may have been a problem.
Had a fantastic spell from May last year through to the autumn winning five and runner three times, from eight runs. Mostly seen over fences in that spell and 19lb above last win in this sphere and now returns after a break.
One time smart performer on the Flat and although not the force of old, is still capable of some for on the AW. Nos how on three attempts over hurdles but now goes handicapping and interesting to see if there is any support.
Bounced back in style on return to this former trainer when hacking up at Warwick last week on good ground. Escapes a penalty as that was a conditionals event and 12lb well in today.
Some ability in bumpers and ran by far his best race over hurdles when staying on into fifth at Wincanton last time. Now goes handicapping and almost certainly capable of better so worth noting in market.
Still a maiden across both codes and disappointing over hurdles including showing no better in handicap last time. Could still come good for good yard with blinkers now tried but needs to show a deal better.
Wide margin a year ago when last seen over hurdles and then scored over fences. Pulled up last run in August and now starts off after a break for new trainer.
Long standing maiden who ran best race to date when beaten a head over C&D a week ago and was well clear of the remainder. Drier ground now but 5lb well in and should again go well.
No sign of ability to date including a handicap on latest but hails from a good yard and interesting to see if any support arrives.
Sole hurdles win was in Jersey last summer and after spell in the doldrums did show a bit more when fourth at Market Rasen on latest. Needs to build on that but it was at least a step in the right direction.
Winless since 2015 and although some promise on penultimate start, went backwards only run since and not hard to look elsewhere.
Front runner who took this race under Page Fuller in 2017. Made all at Stratford last summer and although coming here from a break, has enough course form to make him of some interest.
Taunton win in the mud 13 months ago but has shown nothing since and readily passed over in his current form.
Very poor maiden on all known evidence and ran out on one occasion. First time tongue tie on latest brought no improvement and hard to make a case for.
No sign of ability in 11 runs over hurdles and impossible to fancy from 9lb out of the weights unless tongue tie has dramatic effect.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss G HaywoodJ: David Noonan|
Phoebus Lescribaa (5/4), Hold Me Tight (11/4), Silver Sea (8/1), Jeu De Mots (8/1), Eric The Third (12/1), Press Gang (14/1), Hymn And A Prayer (16/1), Ormskirk (20/1), Ladies Dancing (20/1), Bouggietopieces (33/1), Isle Road (33/1), Lapford Lad (40/1), Continuum (40/1), Karl Marx (66/1), Joey Steel (80/1), Actonetaketwo (150/1)
- Phoebus Lescribaa
- Hold Me Tight
- Silver Sea
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