16:15 Ludlow Thu 24 October 2019
- Welsh Border Area Pt To Pt Awards 2019 Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
- 2m 4f 11y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Landed Bangor-On-Dee novices handicap chase over this trip in June off 9lb lower mark then 2m7f Worcester h'cap hurdle in August. Shaped well after a break when staying on into fourth at Huntingdon earlier this month and should be thereabouts.
4lb higher than when winning for today's rider at Ffos Las in July and fair second penultimate start at Fontwell last month. Probably failed to stay longer trip last time and has claims on previous efforts.
headstrong front-runner who went close a number of times at up to 3m1f and finally got off the mark penultimate start when landing Worcester 2m h'cap chase. 10lb higher now and went off too fast when weakening last time. Needs to settle better.
Three-time hurdles winner but hasn't managed a place in four attempts over fences. Eased 1lb after disappointing fourth when well supported last time at Warwick. Forecast better ground may help the cause.
Had become frustrating prior to C&D win in December off 11lb lower mark. Ended campaign with another win off 5lb lower than today at Stratford in April. First run since and usually needs a run or two to find his form.
Won h'cap chases at up to 2m1f last term at Bangor and Hereford, the latter coming off 3lb higher mark. Four poor runs since leave him with plenty to prove though and is hard to recommend in current form.
Landed Sedgefield 2m h'cap chase last term and in good form over timber this summer winning at Newton Abbot and at Worcester last time. Back to fences and has claims if transferring recent improvement to larger obstacles.
Last Year's Winner
|T: B BarrJ: Luca Morgan|
Show's Over (9/4), Damut I'm Out (7/2), Lerichi Belle (9/2), Glimpse Of Gold (5/1), Shininstar (6/1), Prettylittlething (14/1), Centreofexcellence (20/1)
- Damut I'm Out
- Show's Over
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