20:20 Uttoxeter Sat 18 May 2019
Started at big prices in his sole bumper and hurdles runs and faces a tough task here stepping up to this trip for the first time. Hard to fashion a cogent case on the evidence so far.
Point-to-point winner who left his first two hurdles starts behind at Warwick last time (2m5f), suited by the sound gallop. Pulled well clear of the remainder with the winner; shaped as though this trip would suit.
First run for this yard having shown some useful placed form over hurdles when with Alan King back in 2016/17. Fitness has to be taken on trust returning from a long absence with positive market signals needed before considering support.
A repeat of his two runner-up efforts at Hereford and Exeter would put him in with a chance here the latter effort proving that he stays this trip. Given a break since a poor effort at Chepstow (didn't jump well); could well bounce back.
Go back to his first hurdles starts and he was second to the useful Getaway Trump at Plumpton but he's run way below that form in three starts since (well found in the market each time). Needs something to provide a spark; maybe this new trip will.
Won an Irish maiden point-to-point (3m; won by 2L) in April 2018; subsequently bought for £27,000. Joined a yard who are more than capable of getting one ready first time up in this sphere; market best guide for now.
Last Year's Winner
Cool Destination (5/4), Shamilan (9/4), Talktomenow (7/2), Fortified Bay (8/1), The Cattlejobber (25/1), Article Of War (66/1)
- Cool Destination
- The Cattlejobber
- Fortified Bay
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