15:35 Exeter Tue 22 October 2019
Looked decent when winning a Wincanton handicap chase (3m1f, good) by 6L last December, from a mark of 124. Ran well next time in Newbury's Mandarin, from today's mark, but held twice since. Yet to win when fresh, but can't rule that out.
Won a Leicester novices' handicap (2m6½f, good to firm) in February, when 9lb lower. Ran well from this mark here over C&D next time, before being below par over shorter. Had wind surgery since, goes well fresh, is unexposed and has claims.
Goes well on good ground and won on it in a Ludlow handicap chase (3m) in April. Pulled up when last seen from today's mark in a better race at Perth in June, but has claims if he can bounce back with useful 5lb taken off.
Dual 3m1f Cheltenham winner (on good/good to soft) over fences in 2016 and 2017. Not seen since the latter, almost two years ago. Returns from 3lb higher mark. Can't rule him out if retaining that ability, but this is no easy comeback. Market check.
Goes well on good ground and scored on it at Perth (3m) in June, when 4lb lower. When close back there from today's mark, and in today's headgear, next time. Out of sorts since, however, so needs to bounce back.
Dual good ground chase winner a couple of seasons ago. Well held of late, but slipping down to a competitive mark again, and with stable going well, a revival can't be ruled out.
2m2½f (heavy) novices' hurdle winner here last year. Performed with credit over fences a couple of times last season, at up to 3m. Not ruled out from this mark on his handicap debut, now back from a break, although perhaps wants slower ground.
4lb higher than his Ludlow (2m4f, good) win in March. Held next time at Market Rasen, and has had wind surgery and a decent break since. Optimism that he could get this trip on a sound surface, and a market check looks prudent.
Heavy ground Wincanton novices' handicap chase winner (2m4f) last year, when just 1lb lower. Career-best came over C&D in January, but yet to win when fresh, and probably needs cut in the ground.
1-5 over fences, having scored at Kempton (2m4½f, good) on his penultimate start. However, not seen since May 2016. Returns from 6lb lower mark and has claims on old form, but unproven over this far and would want to see market confidence.
Last Year's Winner
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Reikers Island (3/1), Cresswell Legend (4/1), Above Board (6/1), Golden Sunrise (7/1), Midnight Chill (7/1), Le Boizelo (8/1), Another Stowaway (10/1), Indy Five (12/1), What A Moment (16/1), Portway Flyer (20/1), Viens Chercher (25/1)
- Another Stowaway
- What A Moment
- Midnight Chill
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