18:15 Southwell Wed 22 May 2019
Flattered only to deceive on many occasions in his chasing career (fancied at more than one Cheltenham Festival); yet to win over fences though (0-16). Took a step in the right direction last time (eased in grade); back up in trip, hard to win with.
Dual handicap chase winner last year who held his form well after the last of those wins before needing a break. Given a stiff task off his absence at Cheltenham (Kim Muir); ran below his best last time, this is easier (first-time cheekpieces).
Fairly useful hurdler/chaser who was in danger of becoming frustrating in this sphere but benefitted from positive tactics to win at Haydock over this trip. Jumped well and showed a good attitude last time; 8lb higher here but still a leading player.
Upped to a marathon trip last time for the first time she finally got off the mark over fences (travelled and jumped more smoothly). Questions to answer now dropped in trip off an 8lb higher mark versus better opposition.
Last Year's Winner
Mahlermade (11/8), Sumkindofking (13/8), The Wicket Chicken (7/2), Sir Will (6/1), Squouateur (9/1)
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