15:00 Carlisle Thu 24 October 2019
GB/stable debut having shown some useful form as a juvenile when trained in France winning over a similar trip to today (soft ground) at Auteuil. Form relatively modest since; fell at the second when last seen; mark looks fairly harsh.
Cheap purchase from the Skelton yard and surprisingly showed more progress over fences/hurdles in the summer (won four times). Well below-par on his latest two starts; may well now be handicapped up to his best.
Veteran who was a very useful handicapper over hurdles back in the day but would be unable to match that level of form now. Had made a useful start for this yard but looked to have gone off the boil when last seen; returns from a break.
Showed some reasonable form over fences in the early part of last season before running some tame races in that sphere. Back over hurdles after a wind op last time he now dons a tongue-tie for the first-time; failed to fire, best watched for now.
Just the one win to show for his hurdling exploits when with Paul Nicholls over a sharp 2m at Wincanton (tried over further afterwards). Now makes his stable debut (13lb above last wining mark); jumped poorly when last seen.
Formerly with Tom Lacey (sold to this yard for £28,000); bounced back to form on his last two starts for that yard winning in March at Ascot (not having to improve to do so). Yet to run off a mark this high in handicaps; looks a chaser in the making.
Consistent sort who showed good form over hurdles/fences in the early part of this year (won three chases). Ought to be able to cope off this mark back over timber but is a fragile sort and may need this race (yard's runners often do off a break).
In reasonable form on the Flat this year without winning; looked to have lost her way over hurdles until bouncing back over 2m4f here last time. Patient tactics appeared to suit on that occasion; has to cope with shorter trip/7lb penalty.
Landed back-to-back Hexham 2m hurdles in May, the first a novice, then a handicap on debut in that sphere (didn't have to improve much either occasion). Up 5lb and back from a break, more to do but heading in the right direction.
Already clocked up three wins over hurdles scoring in handicap company when last seen at Perth in May off a 2lb lower mark in an uncompetitive affair. Back from a break this will be tougher; may not want a test as stiff as this; more needed.
Not seen over hurdles for a while he's been ticking over on the Flat this year running with credit without winning. Won at Doncaster over hurdles last December (5lb lower mark); looks the sort to improve in this sphere; of interest back over timber.
A winner over 2m4f here last week taking advantage of a reduced mark and confirming the signs of life he'd shown on his previous start. Closed down late on he may appreciate being back at this trip; 7lb penalty but still one to make an impact.
Looks vulnerable to some of the younger types here with his yard looking to be in a quiet spell at the moment. Found a good run of form coming to a halt when last seen; still above last winning mark, others look to have greater opportunity.
Won over this trip on the inner hurdles track last February causing a 50-1 shock (beat For Three); showed a good attitude. Slightly below that performance level since in handicaps (looked a hard ride on handicap debut); will find this a stiffer test.
One of two from this yard with most of their runners needing the outing; made the frame in four of his five maiden/novice hurdle starts. Makes his handicap debut but this trip looks on the sharp side; of more interest further down the line.
Produced improved showing to win at Market Rasen in the summer (got up late on); given too much to do when attempting to follow up over same C&D. Respectable outing on the Flat last time; claims for his new yard back over hurdles off a decent mark.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton|
Attention Seaker (11/4), Iolani (11/2), Native Fighter (6/1), Mint Gold (7/1), For Three (8/1), Oscar Wilde (8/1), Remember The Days (9/1), Wishfull Dreaming (20/1), Fisher Green (25/1), En Meme Temps (33/1), Ted Veale (33/1), Choix Des Armes (50/1), Ardera Cross (50/1), Minella Fiveo (66/1), Raise A Spark (66/1), Un Comedien (100/1)
- Remember The Days
- Attention Seaker
- Native Fighter
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