14:45 Worcester Mon 8 July 2019
Dual winner over fences previously amongst five career wins, but hasn't looked at his best since leaving Gordon Elliott for this trainer. Back from 302 days off here, market should guide.
Won a low-grade Hunters' Chase at Fakenham in May over 3m and perhaps found marathon trip too far since at Stratford. First start for new handler and could go well.
Was showing up quite nicely prior to crashing fall at Southwell (2m4½f, good to soft; 9-4) recently, could be more to come if none the worse for that effort just 15 days ago.
Winner at Stratford in October over this sort of trip but mixed bag of efforts around that. Back for first run since January, betting should reveal more.
Twice a winner over fences early last season at up to 2m5f, running well this season without getting head in front but handicap mark looks a decent one now as a result.
Excellent servant with 11 chase win in 46 starts giving him a 23% strike-rate. Returns from 311 days off and worth a look in the betting having gone well fresh in the past.
Improved on return from a break when winning over C&D (good to soft) last month, hampered when still moving well at Ffos Las since and decent chance of a quick bounce back.
Last Year's Winner
Al Shahir (11/8), Cillian's Well (3/1), Cut The Corner (9/2), Powerful Symbol (7/1), Asockastar (12/1), Forever My Friend (14/1), Robin Des Mana (50/1)
- Al Shahir
- Cillian's Well
- Forever My Friend
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