16:35 Bangor-on-Dee Sat 18 May 2019
Improved from debut to be just touched off in a Towcester bumper last year. Disappointed on his first three hurdles starts but showed a bit more in maiden company at Chepstow last time out and not ruled out if he can build on that on handicap debut.
Tailed off on bumper debut and it's a similar story in three hurdle runs; didn't settle last time at Exeter. Cost €110,000 so likely capable of better in time and worth a market check on handicap debut, back up in trip. Wears first-time cheekpieces.
Showed promise in a point-to-point and has improved since being stepped up in trip, placed twice in two starts at this venue in April. Dropped 1lb sincce his latest effort and solid each-way claims again.
Tailed off on each of his three hurdles starts but has a nice enough pedigree to suggest he could do better at some point. Headgear comes off for handicap debut and may do better; worth market check.
Ran okay in a couple of Irish handicaps for her former yard last season but has shown very little in two outings for this yard, tailed off again at Newton Abbot last time; needs to improve.
10-race maiden over hurdles but has shown some fleeting glimpses of ability. Worth a market check on debut for this yard after a break and the trainer is in good form in recent weeks.
Point-to-point winner but showed very little for Henry Oliver and pulled up on debut for this yard last week at Worcester. Has her second start since wind surgery and may do better over this longer trip but others preferred.
Showed some promise in two Uttoxeter bumpers but either pulled up or tailed off in three starts since joining this yard. Up in trip on handicap debut but others look more likely winners.
Runner-up here in a bumper on debut last year but didn't build on that in four starts over hurdles. Shaped okay at Market Rasen when last seen on handicap debut and not ruled out entirely if he can build on that.
Point-to-point winner in 2014 and ran okay in defeat in 2015. Returned from a lengthy absence to produce a promising effort at Ludlow last month and only found one too good at Warwick last time. Same mark and may improve for first time cheekpieces.
Long standing maiden and tailed off on his last couple of starts. Doesn't give the impression he wants this step back up in trip and opposable from out of the handicap here. Wears first-time visor.
Ran okay at Uttoxeter over 2m in Febraury but tailed off or pulled up on his other four starts this season, largely around this trip. Wears first-time visor and needs much more. Out the handicap here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes|
Armattiekan (3/1), Jen's Boy (3/1), Global Rhapsody (9/2), Global Tour (5/1), Go As You Please (7/1), Hillview Lad (9/1), No Cruise Yet (10/1), Soldier Boy (25/1), Rollercoster (25/1), Realta Dawn (25/1), Pokari (25/1), Naasik (33/1), Kayf Tiger (40/1)
- Hillview Lad
- Jen's Boy
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