15:50 Stratford Thu 1 August 2019
Won Sedgefield novice hurdle in April then returned from wind surgery to win at Cartmel in May and over C&D in June off. Only third at Southwell last time off this mark but track here may suit better and remains a contender.
Came good in 2m4f novice Uttoxeter novice hurdle in May then returned from 7-week break to win nicely over C&D last time. First handicap and represents top team so has every chance with possibly more improvement to come.
Looked a fortunate winner recently at Cartmel when left in the lead at the last but had been running well and gone close at Newton Abbot previous start. 6lb rise makes life tough but yard continues in fine form.
Won Warwick handicap hurdle off 1lb higher mark last season and was fair runner-up in 1m4f Newbury handicap last time on the Flat. In good heart and feasibly handicapped so may not be far away.
Showed a little promsie on Taunton debut but ran poorly and was behind when fell last at Huntingdon second start. Never going last time at Exeter in April and off since then. Handicap bow but has something to prove on evidence thus far.
Last Year's Winner
Simply Loveleh (5/4), Graceland (11/4), Shufoog (7/2), Green Or Black (5/1), Timassini (20/1)
- Simply Loveleh
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