14:20 Warwick Wed 22 May 2019
Showed fair form when placed twice in bumpers, and ran to a similar level when 17¼L third of 5 to Boomarang in maiden at Newton Abbot on hurdling debut. Should improve for that considerate introduction.
Son of Tikkanen out of a maiden hurdler. Showd little in a handful of outings in the point-to-point field, and makes little appeal wearing a hood for Rules bow.
Cost just €5,000, and dam had no solid form under Rules. Showed a bit of ability when fourth in an AW bumper at Lingfield in December. More required now hurdling.
Off for almost two years prior to finishing second of 4 to Serosevsky in a novice hurdle at Newton Abbot in August. Pulled up next time, however, and returns from another absence now.
Pretty useful form on his first two starts in bumpers, and progressed again when winning at Exeter a couple of weeks ago in a tongue tie. That aid retained for hurdles bow, and he's much respected.
Homebred gelding by Dr Massini out of a maiden pointer. Fourth on debut between the flags last month, but will do well to improve on that position on hurdles bow.
Promising 5¾L fifth in a 2m bumper at Huntingdon (good) on debut last month, and kept on without being unduly punished on hurdles debut at Uttoxeter. Type to improve markedly, and tongue tie ought to help.
Showed useful form in juvenile hurdles last year for Guy Cherel, and has moved to a yard with a reputation for improving its recruits, so looks to hold rock-solid claims with fitness unlikely to be an issue.
Last Year's Winner
Story Of Friends (4/5), Yccs Portocervo (9/2), Overflow (11/2), Dontcounturchikens (8/1), Spicy Fruity (9/1), Montana Grey (25/1), Gotaloton (66/1), Espressino (100/1)
- Yccs Portocervo
- Story Of Friends
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