15:45 Plumpton Sun 22 September 2019
Canford Cliffs gelding; lightly-raced on the Flat (0-3) with an official rating of 63; finished a detached last of six in a 7f Brighton median auction maiden last month; must show improvement for the switch to hurdles.
Eight-race Flat maiden (58-rated); showed his best form in that discipline on debut for Colin Tizzard at Salisbury (1m2f, good to firm) in May when beaten 1L by Seascape; improvement needed on hurdles debut.
Won a Galway maiden (7f, yielding) for Gordon Elliott in August 2018; was returning from almost a year off when pulling hard and ultimately running freely in front on hurdles/stable debut at Worcester (2m, good); must settle in order to do better.
Nine-race Flat maiden (60-rated) with glimmers of positive form during the spring (1m2f-1m4f); not as effective since, also lacking fluency on hurdles debut (13-2) at Worcester (2m, good) last month; sports a first-time visor.
Modest on the Flat (0-6), finishing fourth in a 1m3f seller at Goodwood (good) four weeks ago; his earlier hurdles debut at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good to soft) wasn't overly encouraging either - perhaps this is a marginally easier assignment.
Failed to beat a single rival in three runs on the Flat (6f-1m+) and was well beaten on hurdles debut at Worcester (2m, good) when taking a tumble at the final flight (100-1); hood retained; an unlikely candidate.
Raced once on the Flat for Simon Crisford (fair fourth at Wolverhampton) prior to moving on for 18,000gns in July; started 14-1 for hurdles/stable debut at Fontwell (2m2f, good), keeping on from off the pace to finish 2½L second to Zeb Spirit.
More experienced over hurdles than the others (0-3); kept on steadily to hit the frame behind What Will Be at Stratford (2m½f, good) in July - second Maria Magdalena has won three-times since; poor in a Newton Abbot mares' handicap subsequently.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss S WestJ: M Goldstein|
Local Affair (7/4), Highway To Success (7/2), Catch The Cuban (9/2), Pola Chance (11/2), Hummdinger (9/1), Brambledown (14/1), Limelighter (20/1), Night Closure (66/1)
- Local Affair
- Catch The Cuban
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