18:10 Ffos Las Fri 12 July 2019
Useful sort over hurdles who has clearly transferred that ability to fences when second on his debut over slightly shorter her last month. That was a considerate introduction (form yet to be tested); type to improve from the initial experience.
Successful in three of his last four hurdles starts for two different yards (all wins with cheekpieces on). Headgear left off for his chasing debut (showed aptitude despite being Flat bred); cheekpieces now return for his second chasing attempt.
Won half his point-to-point starts and a novice hunter chase; matched his chasing form when winning over hurdles (small-field novice) recently at Worcester. Yard are in rude health (won with three of last four runners); back chasing, should go well.
Took the gold medal three times over hurdles last year with all his wins coming at around 3m. Has run well this spring (back from a break) looking unfortunate not to win at least once; travels well, now tries fences for the first time, trip suitable.
Fair handicap hurdler despite not having the best win-to-run ratio although he failed to impress on his latest start. Latest start after looking to need the run the time before here was well below-par; now goes chasing for the first time.
Change of yard saw his form take an upswing (also given a chance by the handicapper) as he reverted to handicap company last time. Went with real zest to win over 3m at Southwell; this is harder, has struggled with consistency in the past.
Last Year's Winner
|Cafe Au Lait||8||11-4||5/1|
|T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton|
Pink Eyed Pedro (7/4), Included (9/4), Bletchley Castle (4/1), Three Colours Red (7/1), Flying Verse (8/1), Gwalia (20/1)
- Flying Verse
- Pink Eyed Pedro
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