14:15 Plumpton Sun 22 September 2019
Useful on the Flat (81-rated); is still getting to grips with the hurdling game for Oliver Sherwood - wasn't overly fluent despite being a ready 11L winner at Fontwell (2m2f, good) a fortnight ago; should prove capable of defying a 7lb penalty.
Consistent and improving over hurdles (2,3,2,2,1) despite lacking scope for the future; keen, yet knuckled down to the task well when beating Melody Of Scotland by 2½L in a Fontwell handicap (2m3f) latest; carries a 7lb penalty back in a novices'.
Steadfastly refused to settle when tried over hurdles at a modest level (maidens) earlier in the year; poor on the Flat since (0-2) and quite truthfully looks to be a lost cause from a racing perspective; 1-64 overall.
Has done the bulk of his winning on the Flat on the AW (at or around 1m2f); albeit has kept reasonable form on turf in that discipline in recent months; with a shrewd dual purpose trainer who knows how to ready a jumper; merits respect.
Lowly-rated Flat maiden (0-6) who has displayed precious little ability in three starts for Brett Johnson in 2019; from a jumps background (dam was a 2m-2m1f hurdle/chase winner) so that offers some hope for the future; unlikely today.
17-race Flat maiden who has regressed at a rate of knots since leaving the care of Ed Walker (0-6 for James Bennett); simply can't be the solution barring accidents on hurdles debut.
Former pointer (0-5) with some experience of hurdles from the spring; best effort came when finishing 6L third to the shock winner Jacamar (33-1) in a Wincanton maiden (1m7½f, good); plenty more required on seasonal reappearance.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M KeighleyJ: Aidan Coleman|
Gateway To Europe (1/1), Archimento (7/4), Not Going Out (11/2), Ban Shoof (16/1), Mood For Mischief (66/1), Bay Dude (80/1), Awesome Rock (150/1)
- Gateway To Europe
- Ban Shoof