17:35 Wetherby Wed 16 October 2019
- Watch Racing TV Anywhere Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Continues to progress over hurdles running well in defeat in the Grade 3 Swinton hurdle at Haydock in May. Beaten at Cartmel and the Galway festival since but entitled to be in the firing line with a number of conditions in his favour here.
Winner over C&D when landing a soft ground handicap in March off a 21lb lower mark before winning again at Ayr a month later. Appears to have plenty going for him back in this company.
Comes here on a hat-trick of wins over timber. Beat Lever Du Soleil by 3½L when notching a second straight Irish hurdles win for Thomas Mullins during the summer. Beaten on the Flat on stable debut in August, disappointing as strong favourite.
Promising winner of a couple of novice hurdles last term before a disappointing effort in the Grade 2 Scottish Champion hurdle when last seen in April. Major player back in this company.
Ended last term with a hat-trick winning two novices and a handicap before running down the field in a 1m6½f soft ground handicap on the Flat at Chester last month. Place claims.
Performed well for this yard since transferring from Alan King winning three small-field handicaps the latest in August at Perth in testing conditions. beaten since but a little early to be writing off just yet.
Winner of four of his 18 career starts over hurdles. Bounced back to form at Bangor-On-Dee in August landing a 2m½f contest before finishing second of seven at Stratford off his revised mark last month.
Has yet to add to his win on debut in six subsequent starts since. Struggling on recent starts and difficult to fancy on this occasion.
Easy winner of Uttoxeter handicap in December but raised 14lb. Running with credit in three starts since including finishing second of nine at Chepstow when last seen in March. Open to more improvement.
Finished 30L adrift of Captain Moriette at Catterick in February before an improved effort at Sedgefield over 2m4f. Well held when last seen in April and needs to step up on those efforts to get competitive here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: H D DalyJ: R Johnson|
Antunes (7/2), Captain Moirette (9/2), Project Bluebook (6/1), Nayati (6/1), Lucky Icon (6/1), Theatre Legend (13/2), Lucky Lover Boy (15/2), Beach Break (10/1), Enfin Phil (14/1), Idilico (14/1)
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- Captain Moirette
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