Monday 20 May 2019
G.C. Rickards Ltd Novices' Handicap Hurdle
Class 4 | 2m 7f 174y | Good (Good to Firm in Places) | 7 Runners | Turf
Off time: 15:25 | Winning time: 5m 51.84s
Ran well on his two bumper starts in 2018 but has shown very little in his four starts over hurdles since then, including on his handicap debut in February. Has had a wind op since then and will carry blinkers for first time here so one to watch.
Irish point-to-point winner who has been held on all three of his starts in the UK. Handicap debut here so one to keep an eye on in the market.
Point-to-point winner who came very close to winning under rules at Southwell last week over 3m. Off the same mark again so he is a major player here.
Irish point-to-point winner over this distance. Was third for her new yard at Fontwell over the extended 2m5f trip earlier this month. If she improves once again, she could be in the mix at the finish.
Ran well when finishing fourth at Doncaster over 3m back in January. Since then he was down the field on the AW at Wolverhampton over 1m4f. Strong jockey booking so a prominent player.
Was second over this distance at Worcester in October 2017. Made a return to action at Bangor (2m) in March where he looked like he needed the run. Back up in trip so one to watch.
Shown very little on his four starts under rules in the UK, including on his handicap debut last time out at Uttoxeter over this distance. Blinkers on for first time here but will need to find a lot of improvement.
Robyndzone (2/1), Illtellmema (3/1), Trumps Benefit (4/1), Druide Premier (6/1), Jaycols Star (15/2), Racing Spirit (11/1), Bigchextocash (16/1)
- Jaycols Star