16:25 Perth Sun 14 July 2019
Modest form in bumpers and hurdles in 2014 and has returned following mammoth five-year break. Fell early over fences here last month then finsihed midfield in Down Royal hurdle last time. Plenty to find, but interesting connections have persevered.
Yard continues in good form. Won 2m h'cap chase at Ffos Las last month but is 0-8 over hurdles. Clearly in good heart but might prefer larger obstacles to bring out the best in him.
Runner-up seven times in first eight starts for current yard over a wide varierty of trips, but has run below form last two outings. Eased 3lb following latest effort but needs to bounce back to trouble the judge.
Went close twice at Fakenham this spring before finishing third at Southwell last time, well held. Highest rated in field on official BHA figures so has clear chance if able to see this out at a stiffer track.
Modest form in three bumpers last season and has made too much of an impression in four runs on Flat since then. Needs to take a big step forward and may struggle with yard going through a quiet spell at present.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M A BarnesJ: Dale Irving|
Emerald Rocket (4/5), Middlebrow (2/1), The Steward (6/1), Kaizer (28/1), John Mor (28/1)
- Emerald Rocket
- John Mor
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