14:35 Market Rasen Sat 19 October 2019
Irish point-to-point winner on his second start he cost a small fortune after that at the sales (£270,000). Failed to live up to that price tag when beaten at odds-on for his Worcester bumper debut (still showed promise); fair hurdles prospect.
Took six attempts to get off the mark in Irish point-to-points finally doing so by 8L last November. Well beaten on his Rules/hurdles debut at Warwick in May (2m); bred more for stamina than speed, will do better with time and distance.
Fair maiden on the Flat when trained in Ireland (0-6) over a variety of trips; tried over 1m6f when last seen. Makes his hurdles debut but has to overcome a sizeable absence and may well need this experience.
Justified favouritism when winning a Worcester bumper (third start in that sphere) on his second run for this yard. Looks the sort to progress over hurdles; brother to useful hurdler/chaser Daisy's Gift, one to note in the market, yard going well.
Useful sort on the Flat when trained by William Haggas (won three time at up to 1m4f) but failed to make any sort of mark for Alan King (including in one hurdles starts; well backed); now with another new yard, not hard to have reservations.
Fair Flat sort (winner over 1m); taken well to hurdles, finishing in the frame on all his four starts (second last three starts). Sets the standard of those with hurdling experience but no surprise to see him find one too good again.
Made steady rather than spectacular progress in three bumper starts starting at big prices on each occasion (outran her odds on final start). Half-sister to a useful hurdler Aliandy; may progress further over hurdles; stable in good form currently.
Hooded for the first-time making her third start in this sphere having fallen last time although she did show a little more than on her hurdling debut. Faces a stiff task here; will be better with a mark in handicaps in the future.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J RyanJ: P J Brennan|
Dundrum Wood (4/6), South Seas (9/4), Flow Away (9/2), Torrid (9/2), Present Chief (6/1), Fort Denison (16/1), Eaglehill (25/1), Reverend Jacobs (28/1), Lilypad (50/1), Wye Aye (66/1)
- Present Chief
- South Seas
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