14:55 Stratford Tue 18 June 2019
Couple of wins over hurdles during 2018 came over minimum distance. Has lost his way however and uncompetitive in pair of starts last month. Turns attention to fences for the first time here, market should guide.
Not seen under rules since the autumn of 2017 and a faller sole previous start of regulation fences. Won a point-to-point recently and worth a market check starting out under rules for this handler.
Right back on track when runner-up on chase at Newton Abbot in April, when beaten just a head, over 2m5f on good-ground. Further improvement expected and has won on soft ground before, so a major player now.
Flat/hurdles winner, mixed bag in both those disciplines lately and makes chase bow here with something to prove it seems.
Maiden hurdler, hasn't achieved much in three starts so far over these obstacles, failing to get beyond the fourth here earlier in the month over 2m1f (good to soft; 10-1). More will be needed.
Runner-up in a maiden-to-point in April offered some hope but has routinely struggled in seven rules starts over hurdles. Hard to make a case for jumping regulations fences for the first time.
10-years-old now, no win since novice hurdle at Wincanton in December 2015. Likes to front-run but has failed to complete in 5-6 starts over fences and can be bypassed again.
Royal Storm mare, previous form over regulation fences isn't much to shout about, but she did warm up for this with a point-to-point success last month and may run well in spite of being 8lb wrong on these terms.
Last Year's Winner
Old Harry Rocks (3/1), Mauricio (5/1), Impressive Duke (11/2), Goldslinger (6/1), Ballina Lady (6/1), Sadma (15/2), Friary Gold (9/1), Starlight Court (18/1)
- Old Harry Rocks
- Ballina Lady
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