13:10 Exeter Tue 5 November 2019
Showed some ability here in a bumper in March and should be suited by this step up in trip for his hurdles debut. No surprise to see him make an impact.
Dual Grade 3 chase winner in France last year, after which he changed hands for €180,000. Beaten odds-on favourite on his British/stable debut at Worcester last month. Scope for improvement now back up in trip and should go close if bouncing back.
100-1 on debut in a Warwick maiden hurdle in May (2m3f, good), but beaten under 7L there, showing some promise. Needs to step up on that bare form and also has it to prove on soft.
Won a maiden open point (second start) in March (2m4f, good). Half-brother to two winners, one who stayed 3m4f. Probably one to watch on his rules debut.
Has shown some promise in a couple of bumpers, the latter here (good to soft) when last seen in January. Plenty of stamina and some hurdles success in his pedigree. Tongue-tie goes on. Should be capable of a good debut in this sphere.
Improved with each of three bumper runs, but unable to get close to winning any of them (all on good to soft). Brother to a couple of winners over hurdles, so open to doing better now he tries this discipline and goes up in trip.
Debut bumper winner here (soft) in February 2018, and followed up under a penalty at Wincanton. Again ran well here twice in novice hurdles last season. Drops back in trip for reappearance and should be a big player if ready.
Won a maiden bumper at Warwick (third start; good) in March. Fell when a beaten second at Huntingdon on hurdles debut in May. Had wind surgery since then, and as a brother to four winners, no surprise if there is improvement to come.
Big prices and well beaten on both starts so far. Can only take a watching brief.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P J HobbsJ: M G Nolan|
Cat Tiger (5/6), Unwin Vc (9/4), Welsh Saint (7/1), Saint De Reve (14/1), Ambion Hill (16/1), Rufio (16/1), Normandy Soldier (40/1), Espressino (100/1), Lady Kingsmill (250/1)
- Saint De Reve
- Ambion Hill
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