14:10 Worcester Tue 10 September 2019
Was fancied in the market (9/4) on chasing debut at Kempton (2m4f; good) in May, but never got going and was pulled-up before the second-last. Worth another chance, considering the fair level of ability he showed over hurdles.
Made the perfect transition to chasing last month when overturning the long odds-on favourite Ennistown (2/11f) at Southwell (2m5f; good to firm). That was a marked step up on his previous efforts over hurdles. Major contender.
Has had more tries over fences than most in this field, winning two of his six starts. Suffered heavy defeats the last twice, despite finishing third and will likely need to find some improvement from somewhere if wanting to be considered a danger.
Rated 116 as a hurdler and has won over this C&D before over the smaller obstacles. Must bounce back from mystifying effort last time out though when she was tailed off. Been given a break since then, and should be bang there if back to form.
Makes seasonal return from 293-day absence. Efforts the last twice (both over fences), have been uninspiring. However, this is a fair bit easier compared to those assignments so it would be foolish to dismiss him.
Has been fancied the last twice, and broke chasing duck at the fourth attempt when dead-heating at Bangor (2m1f; good) last time out. Up 4lb for that victory which seems lenient considering he drew nine-length clear of the third.
Well-beaten into second by easy winner at Cartmel (2m5f; good to soft) last month. However, that was a big step up from his disappointing chase debut at Newton Abbot (3m2f; good) when he was pulled-up. Bit more needed in this better race.
Winner of a weak bumper back in July 2018. Done nothing over hurdles since then, including in handicaps the last twice. Decent chunk of improvement required for the switch to the larger obstacles. Watching brief advised.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson|
Monty's Award (15/8), Malangen (9/2), Trumps Benefit (5/1), Mr Mcguiness (13/2), Regulation (8/1), Peggies Venture (9/1), Carolines Charm (16/1), Leaving Home (40/1)
- Carolines Charm
- Monty's Award
- Peggies Venture
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