17:30 Worcester Fri 27 September 2019
Prominent racer who shapes as though this will prove to be his optimum trip. Not disgraced on handicap debut at Sandown in February when last seen and acts on soft so claims if ready to go after his absence .
Landed a bit of a gamble over C&D on latest but that form has taken quite a few knocks and was beaten in selling company prior to that and different ground to deal with today.
Ended last term on a low note but had won a couple of races in late winter and acts on good to soft. Market should guide as to wellbeing after a bit of a break.
Showed a little ability in trio of novice hurdles last season and type to do better now handicapping for top yard having had wind operation since last seen.
Won a weak Southwell contest on debut for this stable in July but has folded tamely on both runs since then although did win on soft ground on the Flat as a juvenile.
Has gone backwards since good ground win in June at Uttoxeter and particularly badly on soft ground at Perth. Seems stable second string behind Highland Bobby.
Disappointing when reverting back to hurdles when second in a seller on latest and this a rare run for him on soft ground. Others preferred in this grade.
Quick to go handicapping after just the two runs over hurdles and was 4L behind Oskemen on the most recent of them having lost his way on the Flat prior to that. Worth noting for any market confidence.
Poor form in Ireland including when the subject of a gamble at Down Royal in March but was pulled up, and it's been a similar story since coming to England so first time cheek pieces need to inspire.
His fifth of 13 in a novice event over C&D on latest was his first piece of form and now goes handicapping off a low mark. Could take another step forward but does need to.
Last Year's Winner
King Alfonso (7/2), Oscars Leader (4/1), Tim Rocco (9/2), Ventura Dragon (11/2), Dariya (7/1), Highland Bobby (8/1), Overflow (9/1), Oskemen (12/1), Throckley (14/1), Youvebrokenmydream (16/1), Rathbride Prince (33/1)
- Tim Rocco
- Oscars Leader
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