15:40 Exeter Tue 5 November 2019
- Visit The New coralchampionsclub.co.uk Website Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
- 2m 2f 111y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
- 18 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Scored from just 2lb at Taunton (2m3f, soft) in February, although has lost his way since. Drop back to this grade should help, so could see more from him again this time.
Irish point winner last December. Showed glimpses of ability over hurdles at Chepstow in March. Some way below that level on handicap debut/return from a break last month. Drops 5lb, but more needed.
Placed in three of her five hurdles for John Ryan, but pulled up on debut for this stable when last seen at Taunton in March. Tongue-tie goes on for this reappearance, and this trainer could squeeze out some improvement. Market check.
1-18 over hurdles, having scored on her 16th attempt and final start for Neil Mulholland, when 6lb higher, at Uttoxeter in May 2017. Well held on both starts for this trainer in the spring, so plenty to prove despite receding mark.
Debut winner of a Hereford bumper (soft) 12-months ago. Below that level in all four starts since, including three hurdles earlier in the year. Returns fresh and with a workable mark for handicap debut. Interesting.
C&D winner who has scored five times at up to 2m5f, including on soft. 6lb lower than his last success, but only one of last year's efforts (which came over C&D) would really give him much chance here, so needs to peak on his reappearance.
Point winner who is 0-8 under rules. Held in second from this mark when last seen in May. Has had wind surgery since, but more needed on return from a break.
Showed minor ability in a couple of runs at Newton Abbot in the spring. Unseated at first flight here on return from a break last month (when 33-1). Looks best watched.
Placed in a Plumpton bumper on soft last December. Has shown little in four hurdles runs since, including when 6-1 on his handicap debut at Wincanton last month. Shorter trip could help, but has a bit to prove.
Improving with each run over hurdles and she arrives here seeking a hat-trick after wins at Perth (2m, heavy) and Chepstow (2m3½f, good to soft) in recent months. Carries a 7lb penalty here, so more needed, but makes the shortlist.
Best effort yet came at Taunton last time, when 33-1 and ¾L second of 14 (2m3f, soft). Up 2lb for that, and has not run since, so now needs to prove it was no fluke.
0-25 over hurdles (has won a chase). Ran well over fences at Southwell when just 1lb lower in June. Has left Olly Murphy since his last start in August, and reasons to take him on on his debut for this stable.
Best effort remains his debut bumper run here (heavy) in February 2018. Little to interest since then. Others preferred.
Off the mark in his 28th hurdles start here over 2m1f (good) last month, when 7lb lower. Race hadn't really got going when he unseated at the sixth over C&D last time. Can't rule him out if he jumps around.
6-57 over hurdles, including two here over 2m1f, both on a sound surface (acts on any ground). Has slipped to a very handy mark again, but that is no surprise after a poor run of form. Looks best watched at present.
Flat winner who is 0-17 over hurdles. Went close at Newton Abbot in June (2m5½f, good), when 1lb lower, but well held both starts since. Others preferred.
Moderate mare who is very hard to make a case for on any of her hurdles form.
1-26 over hurdles. Held here last time out and from 9lb 'wrong' she looks very much up against it.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Adam Wedge|
Guardia Top (11/10), Those Tiger Feet (11/4), Little Vern (6/1), Here's Bingo (10/1), Chance It (14/1), Glorious Boru (16/1), Queen Adelaide (25/1), Galactic Power (25/1), Menapian (33/1), Top Of The Rocks (33/1), Silver Quay (33/1), Kahdian (50/1), No No Tonic (50/1), Starlit Night (50/1), Gaelic Surprise (66/1), Deja Bougg (66/1), Leave My Alone (66/1), Karl Marx (80/1)
- Those Tiger Feet
- Guardia Top
- Queen Adelaide
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