14:50 Market Rasen Sat 28 September 2019
Experienced gelding who was successful at Perth (2m) earlier this summer. His latest appearance came at Kelso (2m1f) where he finished third of eight runners. Is down 1lb in the weights. Has each-way claims.
Scored at Carlisle (2m4f) earlier this year but his form since then has been disappointing, including last time at Bangor (2m7f) when he had just one rival behind him in a seven runner field. Down in trip. Others are preferred.
Won over hurdles at Hereford (2m) last November. Was third of six on chase debut at Ffos Las (2m5f) but was disappointing last time at Bangor. Drops down in distance. Can't be discounted over this trip.
Experienced operator over fences, however, his form this year has been well below his best. He was 76L behind last time at Cartmel (3m1½f) when he was fourth of six. Taking a big drop in trip. Hard to a make a case for on recent form though.
Remains a maiden after 20 starts, however, he has shown signs over fences that his opening win is not far away. He was fifth on nine last time at Newcastle (2m7½f). Has gone down 3lb and is having his first run for his new yard. Big player.
Was successful twice as a novice over fences but has not scored since. He had just one horse behind him in a six runner field at Uttoxeter (3m2f) on his latest start. Taking a big step down in trip here which may help. One for the shortlist.
Broke his maiden at this track two starts ago when he won over 2m1f. He stepped up in trip here (2m3f) last time where he could not follow up, finishing fourth of seven. Down 1lb and having his first outing for his new yard. One to consider.
Recorded his first victory over fences at this course in a 2m1f contest two starts ago. He was disappointing last time as he was pulled up at Hexham (1m7½f). Is down 1lb. Needs to bounce back from his latest effort.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs S LeechJ: Adrian Heskin|
Gars Bar Dine (3/1), Beautiful Ben (4/1), Very First Time (4/1), Dallas Cowboy (9/2), First Figaro (7/1), Forever My Friend (10/1), Gentleman James (12/1), Knocknamona (20/1)
- Gars Bar Dine
- Dallas Cowboy
- Very First Time