16:25 Kelso Tue 10 September 2019
Bumper winner last season that came good at the second attempt over hurdles, successful at Bangor three weeks ago. Has the penalty to carry for that but clearly going the right way, and must be thereabouts if repeating.
Been in good heart this summer, winning a seller over hurdles at Stratford (form franked) and twice successful on the Falt afterwards. More to come from him and although suffering a reverse last time out at odds-on, looks a player.
No great shakes on the Flat but has made a solid start to hurdling career, runner up at Cartmel before going one better at Hexham last week. Jumped nicely there and although more to do, yard are going well and he must be considered.
Ran well on debut in a Sedgefield bumper but well below that in two subsequent starts. Yard back after an absence with a winner at Perth yesterday and so better could be expected, but others do make more appeal.
Just two wins in 38 starts on the Flat, both over 7f at Musselburgh and not hard to see possible stamina issues on his hurdles debut today.
Ought to make a decent hurdler, ran well on second start in a Stratford bumper and gave the impression he needed the race at Hexham last time (well behind Rasheedy at the finish). Needs more, but could improve.
Not totally disgraced in a couple of bumpers and has the scope for hurdling, but has plenty on his plate on hurdles debut today, and others readily preferred.
Point-to-point winner last December but made a low-key introduction under Rules when well beaten in a Punchestown bumper in May. Has changed hands since but makes only minimal appeal here.
Moderate on the Flat, best effort coming off a mark of 46 when runner-up in a weak race at Southwell two years ago, and makes next to no appeal here.
Point-to-point winner in March, shown only a modicum of promise in three bumpers and although she gets a bit of weight from the main protagonists, may well need the experience today.
Last Year's Winner
Raashdy (15/8), Clearance (9/4), Carry On (5/2), Wooster (11/4), Lucky Flight (8/1), Gennady (16/1), Colour Contrast (33/1), Ardglass Star (40/1), Kingrullah (50/1), Catchmeifyoucan (66/1), Trois Bon Amis (125/1)
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