19:00 Southwell Tue 16 July 2019
Useful sort on the Flat (rated 83) and justified good support on his handicap debut over timber off what looked to be a decent mark. An 11lb rise may well have found him out when favourite for a Newton Abbot handicap; has an experience edge here.
Three-time Flat winner at up to 1m4f but makes his hurdles debut for a top-flight yard on the back of a rare poor effort on the level. Has to be of obvious interest having a similar rating to Panko on the Flat, just lacks his hurdles experience.
Dual Flat winner but hardly at the level of the other former Flat performers in this and not seen for quite some while now on the level. Has had one previous try over hurdles for his former yard; now makes his stable debut (cost £3,000).
Made a very belated Rules debut over hurdles at Worcester in May (wore headgear; retained) but showed very little. Held up left well behind in the home straight, likely to be a similar story in this contest.
Given a considerate introduction in a Kelso bumper; fared better last time at Hexham although may have been flattered by the run of the race in another bumper. Now makes her hurdles debut; still plenty to prove.
Last Year's Winner
Illustrissime (10/11), Panko (1/1), Amangiri (7/1), London Glory (25/1), Sweet Flora (66/1), Weekly Gossip (66/1)
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
Matt Brocklebank bids to follow up Ben Linfoot's 3/1 winner on Friday with the Sporting Life Daily Nap running at Newcastle.
Nick Robson makes Chasing Dreams his best Friday bet and he has a tip for every meeting in the UK and Ireland.
Alex Hammond looks ahead to QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot and highlights her best bets, including Clon Coulis in the Balmoral Handicap..