17:20 Uttoxeter Wed 17 July 2019
Yet to be asked for effort when unseating two out at Doncaster in February but didn't build on that at Warwick in May although the third home that day has won since. May have more to come though jumping still lacks fluency.
Another solid effort when runner up over C&D recently and that followed on from similar efforts at Fakenham and Warwick. Probably sets the standard but vulnerable to one with improvement.
Showed a modicum of ability in pair of Irish Point-to-points last winter on soft ground (third latest start) and now joined in-form yard having a good summer for this switch to hurdles. Market needs monitoring
Irish raider though does his racing over here and won a Bumper at this venue a year ago. Best effort over hurdles was penultimate one at this trip and may have done too much too soon when racing over shorter last time.
Promise in Bumper opening run but hasn't built on that including over hurdles when last seen in March and probably more of a long term prospect.
1m4f winner on the Flat at Southwell when with Andrew Balding. Showed something to work on over C&D on hurdling debut but was 17L behind Gateway To Europe so work to do to turn that around.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien|
Gateway To Europe (11/8), Staged Engagement (7/4), Finalshot (5/1), Irska (10/1), Kabrit (20/1), Westerly Wind (33/1)
- Gateway To Europe
- Staged Engagement
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