18:45 Southwell Wed 22 May 2019
Bumper winner on his only start in that sphere at Hereford (powered clear) before being off almost a year. Failed to match a promising hurdles debut (decent race) when last seen at Leicester; still has potential stepping into handicaps (first-time).
Bumper winner who having run well in novices' over hurdles found the winning thread again over C&D off an 8lb lower mark (held off a fellow improver). Not seen to best effect last time (poorly positioned); still has potential, travels well.
Lightly-raced over hurdles but his Flat profile (1-25) isn't a particularly compelling one with his hurdles second last time over C&D flattering him. May do better in handicaps but has work to do from this sort of mark.
Built on his recent promise and attracted support when showing improved form to get off the mark recently at Uttoxeter (forged clear). Could well be more to come given his age and how lightly-raced he is; well-in under his penalty.
Last Year's Winner
Apres Le Deluge (5/4), Twycross Warrior (7/4), Cardigan Bay (5/2), Welland (6/1), Steel Helmet (20/1)
- Twycross Warrior
- Apres Le Deluge
- Cardigan Bay
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