19:10 Ffos Las Thu 20 June 2019
Improved on return from a break when winning over 2m4f at Worcester (good to soft) last month, outpaced over shorter trip at Stratford since and could have more to offer back up in distance now.
Won nicely over the extended 2m4f trip at Southwell last month and since run credible race over 3m at Ludlow (held every chance jumping the last). Eased 1lb and down in trip, should give a good account.
Not exactly progressive despite three placed efforts in six starts over timber and tailed off at Fontwell (3m2f, good; 6-1) on recent chase bow. Drops right back in distance this time.
Back on track in first-time cheekpieces when landing 2m1f Cartmel chase on soft ground last month under a patient ride. Gone up 2lb for that, longer trip should suit and liable to go well with repeat effort.
Yet to win but showed promise over fences for previous trainer in 2017. Back from a long absence for stable bow at Cartmel (2m5f, good to soft; 14-1) last month in maiden chase and was still going nicely when unseating. Changed hands again since.
Winner at Uttoxeter last summer over 2m4f, rated much lower now but five runs since early spring return haven't yielded many positives.
Took advantage of a good chasing mark when scoring at Leicester (2m4f, good to firm) in January but was rather more miss than hit than hit subsequently and was poor here over timber recently. Needs to bounce back.
Crashed out at the last when booked for second place at Stratford (2m2f; good) 10 days ago. Has to prove he is none the worse for that fall, but signs seem positive given that he is turned out so quickly again. Improved form needed to break duck.
Runner-up last time in Cartmel maiden chase (Mahlers Star unseated in same race), has since joined this yard and could well build on that run now back in a handicap. Watch betting.
Last Year's Winner
|As You Like||7||11-7||13/8|
|T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman|
Fateh (6/4), Zolfo (9/2), Between The Waters (6/1), Market Road (8/1), Auld Sod (17/2), Cillian's Well (10/1), Mont Royale (12/1), Equus Flight (14/1), Mahlers Star (25/1)
- Between The Waters
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