16:25 Southwell Thu 24 October 2019
Successful by a neck over 2m3f in a handicap chase at Market Rasen (good) on his penultimate start and finished a fair 13L fourth on soft ground at Uttoxeter (2m) subsequently. Returns to hurdles off a mark 3lb lower than for that Market Rasen win.
Decent effort in finishing 16L fifth in a big field 2m handicap hurdle at Ludlow (good) earlier this month. More needed if he is to register a second victory over hurdles.
Finished third on her two most recent outings including when beaten 12½L over an extended 1m7f at Southwell (soft) in a novice hurdle at the start of this month. Interesting on return to handicaps.
Run well on both starts since winning over 2m at Worcester (good) in first time cheekpieces (retained since) in August. Beaten 5L at Warwick (good) last time and looks likely to run well once more.
First start since wind surgery when breaking his maiden at the 26th time of asking in a 2m handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter (soft) last week. Visor worn for the first time that day is retained and he is a leading player despite carrying a 7lb penalty.
Good second off a 3lb higher mark at Doncaster (good) on her most recent hurdles start in January. Winner over fences since and interesting despite disappointing on soft ground in a handicap chase at Hexham in June.
Sole Rules victory came in a novices' handicap chase at Market Rasen (2m1f, good) in July last year. Held in recent starts including when 20L seventh at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) on hurdles return in August.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Charlie Hammond|
Percy Thrower (8/11), Musical Stardust (4/1), Dariya (7/1), Duck Egg Blue (9/1), Lazarus (10/1), Stormbay Bomber (10/1), Miss Amelia (11/1), Beautiful Ben (12/1), Agentleman (20/1), Bob Maxwell (33/1)
- Percy Thrower
- Duck Egg Blue
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