13:45 Market Rasen Sun 19 May 2019
Won at the ninth attempt over hurdles when blitzing his field at Perth last month; won by 20l and, having gone up to a 14lb higher mark, he would face a sterner test if this were a handicap. Sound claims of following up at this level.
Improved since switching to hurdles and likely there's a good bit more to come; won well on his debut over timber and the form of his latest start has been franked since. First time in a hood might also boost his concentration. Shortlisted.
Modest handicapper on the Flat and makes limited appeal now he tries hurdling for the first time. (Has raced only once in the last two years and was well beaten on that occasion.)
Won over 7f and was also placed over 1m2f on the Flat but lost his way last year and dropped to a mark of just 48 after a moderate effort on his reappearance at Southwell earlier this month. Hard to recommend now his switches codes.
Was a well backed favourite when winning a conditional riders race at Fakenham in March and showed a good attitude to hold on near the finish. Same jockey takes 10lb off with his claim and the partnership has to merit consideration again.
Poor maiden on the Flat and showed little in the way of ability when brushed aside on hurdles debut at the end of March; not much to recommend following the gelding on his first start since having a wind operation.
Well beaten in all starts on the Flat and is probably safe to leave out of the betting plans now he switches to the jumping game.
Last Year's Winner
|T: I JardineJ: Ross Chapman|
Swaffham Bulbeck (6/5), Siannes Star (6/4), Jacamar (7/2), Size Matters (33/1), Invisible Shadow (66/1), Unique Company (100/1), Poor Duke (150/1)
- Siannes Star
- Swaffham Bulbeck
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