14:50 Worcester Mon 16 September 2019
Back to form off the back of a break when beating three rivals at Chepstow in April; looked vulnerable off higher marks after that. Returns now after an absence having had wind surgery; stable in form but marks still gives him a tough task.
Twice a C&D winner including in this contest last year off a 4lb lower mark; no coincidence that he goes well here (the easy fences suit him); found out in tougher tests. Has won over C&D when fresh; hard to ignore with the yard in good form.
Turned over a new leaf of late finding his form (been a quirky sort in the past) with wins at Uttoxeter/Southwell. May well have completed a hat-trick but for falling last time (typically travelling well at the time); obvious claims off this mark.
Genuine sort who likes to go from the front, already won three times this year over trips of this nature. Twice a C&D winner his last victory came her in July; possibly a little too high in the handicap now, dangerous if left alone up front however.
Often flattered to deceive and took an age to get off the mark over fences finally doing so at Wincanton in April. Failed to follow up that win (rather reverted type), comes here off the back of a struggle at Stratford; visor returns.
Has looked at his best of late especially when winning twice at Stratford over 2m1f (two other good performances in between). Not totally straightforward (can idle at the finish), has a tougher task than of late from 7lb out of the weights.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies|
Adrrastos (11/4), Theo (3/1), Poker School (4/1), Sizing Platinum (5/1), Atlantic Storm (15/2), Utility (8/1)
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