17:15 Kelso Wed 18 September 2019
Dropped quickly from his opening mark of 110 after finishing last (of four) on his last handicap start. Hard to see how he's worthy of such marks on the evidence of his novice hurdle runs; still faces a stiff task, help needed from the handicapper.
Failed to come close to his Kilbeggan victory for his former yard of late with his two starts for this yard looking rather moribund. Certainly wasn't on a going day last time out at Market Rasen; looked gauche and failed to deliver; handle with care.
Consistent sort who can usually be relied upon to run a sound enough race but there are concerns about his win/run ratio (2-46). Slipped below his last winning mark but still needs others to falter in order to pick up his third win.
Quiet in the Flat and over hurdles since winning over timber at Musselburgh earlier in the year off this same mark. Well held over 2m when last seen over hurdles he looks one of the lesser lights despite creeping back down the weights.
Showed some promise while gaining his handicap mark (one standout effort) but as yet has failed to blossom in handicaps. May have needed the run last time; drops to career-low mark, wears new headgear combination; market support needed to interest.
Fair bit to prove having looked laboured (pulled-up) on her first run for this yard underlining her poor form on her previous two starts for her former yard. Doesn't look particularly well handicapped, cheekpieces return; of little interest.
Poor on the Flat she's hinted at some minor ability over hurdles on her last two starts in this sphere (considerately handled by this rider). Given plenty to do in a Sedgefield novice, going handicapping may well show her in a much better light.
Plummeted down the handicap and finally showed some of his old spark when returned to hurdles; second at Market Rasen before confirming that promise with a Sedgefield win. Up 3lb, down 2f in trip, still has handicapping scope on his old form.
Has shown form over hurdles in the past but as yet there has been none of his old spark for this stable. Now returns from a break and another wind op lurking on a very low mark (course winner off 107); usual headgear discarded, market watch advised.
Returns from an absence having retained his maiden status through 12 starts in this sphere having posed very little threat in the majority of his starts. Continues to fall in the weights (now on a career-low); likely to need this outing.
Heading towards the veteran stage now and looks on the downgrade having shown very little verve in his last few starts which have been separated by absences. Not scored since New Year's Day 2018, others make more appeal.
Showed her first hurdles form on her second handicap outing over 2m4f at Bangor last time where she possibly would have done even better under a more patient ride. Mark remains a lowly one but she should be competitive; still an unexposed type.
Creditable efforts of late on one or two occasions having been set some stiff tasks from unattractive track positions. Only has one success to his name though so not one to get too carried away with although the step up in trip will suit.
Numerous chances from low marks such as this but established as a poor performer who is likely to struggle once more even in a lowly grade like this. 5lb out of the weights and would need a fair number to falter to finally collect.
Last Year's Winner
|T: H BurnsJ: Jamie Hamilton|
Canford Thompson (5/2), Gris De Pron (5/1), Jessica Rabbit (6/1), Izzy's Champion (17/2), Newstart (9/1), The Herds Garden (10/1), Snowed In (12/1), Kilcaragh Boy (12/1), Cully Mac (20/1), Outback Blue (20/1), Frame Rate (25/1), Viking Hoard (50/1), Mandarin Princess (66/1), Cryogenics (66/1), Go Complain (100/1)
- Jessica Rabbit
- Gris De Pron
- Canford Thompson
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