17:40 Bangor-on-Dee Mon 19 August 2019
Been a fair Flat handicapper at up to 1m4f. Some promise when fourth on hurdling bow at Southwell in June and may not be at all far away with that experience to draw on.
0-7 in Ireland but came close when runner-up at Clonmel in March over 2m2f. Debut for new connections and market may indicate how ready he is for his British bow.
Poor form in three points and hasn't shown very much in two starts so far under Rules. Weakening when brought down 3 out at Market Rasen last time.
Just four starts in appraoching 3 years suggests he hasn't been an easy horse to keep sound. Returned from 828-day absence to finish fair fifth in Stratford bumper in May but was soon struggling on hurdles bow when well beaten last time.
Failed by just a head in Worcester bumper last August then fourth at Uttoxeter in November. Rerturned from wind surgery to finish second of four in Huntingdon bumper in May. Hurdles debut and is an interesting contender.
Dual point winner in 2015 and was second in Aintree bumper on only Rules start in May that year. Absent for 919 days and is almost a veteran now as he makes his hurldes bow.
Landed Kempton AW 1m4f maiden in 2017 and ran well all three hurdles starts in winter 2017/18, placing twice and being unlucky when slipped on landing when challenging the other time. In fair form on Flat of late and rates a serious contender.
Yard boasts 20% strike rate here over hurdles. Won Huntingdon bumper for Kevin Ryan on debut last November and returned from wind surgery and third start for current yard when third recently on hurdles bow at Market Rasen. Open to improvement.
Won maiden point in March and shaped with a little promise when fifth of 11 in bumper on Rules debut at Uttoxeter three weeks ago. Hurdles debut and worth a market check.
Pulled up on hurdles bow at Worcester last month and beaten a long way when fourth of six in Stratford selling hurdle earlier this month. Looks to face a stiff task once again.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies|
The Blues Master (1/1), Carry On (15/8), On The Meter (9/1), Chapati (10/1), Calvinist (16/1), Catchmeifyoucan (25/1), Push Ahead (25/1), Have This For Now (40/1), Dont Push It Pall (100/1), Annieareyouok (125/1)
- The Blues Master
- Carry On
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