17:05 Newton Abbot Mon 9 September 2019
Seven race maiden finished a decent fourth over an extended 2m2f on good-to-firm ground here in July. Disappointed subsequently and blinkers worn for the first time that day are absent for this contest.
Showed form in novice/maiden company last season but has struggled in handicap company the last twice including over an extended 2m2f on good-to-soft ground here in May. Market support would be notable on return from a break.
Stepped up on previous efforts when finishing 44L seventh over an extended 2m2f in a novice hurdle on good-to-soft ground here last time out. Interesting to see how he fares on handicap debut.
14 race maiden was beaten 39L when eighth over C&D on good going recently. More needed despite a 6lb drop in the weights.
Dual Flat winner but has proved a disappointment in four starts over hurdles including when pulled up on handicap debut over C&D on good ground in July. Returning from a break that day and is likely to have improved for the run.
Improved on debut effort when finishing a promising 10½L third in a 2m novice hurdle at Worcester (good) at the end of last month. Interesting runner switched to handicaps for the first time.
11 race maiden was beaten 12½L when fifth in a C&D handicap hurdle on good-to-soft ground last month. Showed improved form that day and is interesting if replicating that effort.
Returning from a break when pulled up over an extended 2m4f at Southwell (good) recently. Visor worn for the first time that day replaced with blinkers on this occasion.
20 race maiden ran well to finish 3¾L third in a novices' handicap hurdle over an extended 2m2f at Stratford (good) last month. First start following a break that day and is interesting in this event.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Olly MurphyJ: Aidan Coleman|
Guardia Top (11/4), Sign Of War (7/2), Sizing Tara (9/2), Chasing Headlights (5/1), Minnie Escape (7/1), Indian Harbour (10/1), Chance It (10/1), Native Soldier (14/1), Black Noah (16/1), Lil Lazarus (20/1), Zambino (40/1)
- Guardia Top
- Sizing Tara
- Chasing Headlights
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