15:15 Newton Abbot Mon 29 July 2019
Bumper/hurdles winner (2-2 here) who has been highly tried since scoring the second of those hurdles victories. Not disgraced when last seen in a handicap and this is an easier grade; still looks a shade too high in the weights though.
Managed to return to somewhere near his 2017 winning form this spring without getting his head in front this time around. Failed to complete the last twice (fell heavily when last seen); mark if 130 still looks a challenge for him.
Thrived back from a winter break after an AW tune-up with two 2m handicap hurdle wins of slightly lower marks in the spring. Not so good the last twice although those two outings came in more exacting company than this; not written off at all.
A speed test around a sharp track appear to be his ideal conditions especially if the ground stays as it is. An early mistake last time put him out of contention early but he does have a rather stiff mark to deal with courtesy of his last win.
Overcame mistakes and a long absence to follow up a previous Uttoxeter win around here over slightly shorter last September (handicap debut). Performed with credit all bar one start since; claims if tuned-up and ready to go after a break.
Scored over fences/hurdles in Ireland for his former yard before producing a career best on his GB/stable debut at Stratford last time. Does have a rather inflated handicap mark to deal with; up 1lb for third last time; more gains need to be made.
Needs very little introduction round here (eight-time course winner); not won anywhere else since 2014. Thwarted in his hat-trick bid last time at Market Rasen in a better grade; capable off this mark and hard to rule out at his home venue.
Bumper winner on his Irish debut; had a wind op before his debut for this yard. Made a quick/successful switch to handicaps (won at Ffos Las off 3lb lower). Still in good form last time (form looks sound), unexposed, more to come off a strong pace.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A M HalesJ: Lorcan Williams|
Chapmanshype (7/2), Push The Tempo (7/2), Majestic Touch (9/2), Constancio (6/1), Teqany (13/2), Tamarillo Grove (13/2), Cubswin (10/1), Peruvien Bleu (16/1)
- Majestic Touch
- Tamarillo Grove
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