16:15 Exeter Tue 5 November 2019
Stayed on well to win over 3m2f (good to soft) at Warwick when last seen in May. Escapes penalty as that was an amateurs' contest, and looks likely to be a contender again after a break.
Last seen winning at Newton Abbot (3m2½f, good) in April. Up 7lb for that, but there is scope for more improvement from her, and she can't be ruled out on her reappearance.
Dual Irish point winner who improved in three rules starts last season, and showed some ability when third over C&D (soft) when last seen in March. Had wind surgery since, and not written off on handicap debut from a fair mark.
1-16 over hurdles. Well held in a better race over C&D on his reappearance, but now on a handy mark if he can get back to his form of this time last year. Not ruled out.
C&D winner who is 4-20 over hurdles at up to 3m2f, including on soft. Up 2lb for his 4L second when last seen at Newton Abbot in August, but not ruled out of the frame again.
Scored on his hurdles debut at Taunton (2m½f, good) in February, but it taking his time to get to grips with handicapping. Decent effort last time at Wincanton, but same mark here, so more needed.
Won this last year (good) when 3lb lower. Went on to be second over fences from the same mark as that win at Ffos Las in April. Not seen since pulled up in May. Won when fresh last autumn, although stable quiet enough at present.
Won a Ffos Las novices' handicap hurdle (3m2f, good) in May, when 6lb lower. Third on both subsequent starts, from today's mark. More needed on this return from a break.
Scored at Huntingdon (2m3½f, soft), when 3lb lower, in January 2018. Seen only twice since. Has the ability to have a say if ready after a 20-month absence, so check the market for confidence.
Irish point winner who scored on debut under rules in a Chepstow novices' hurdle (2m, heavy) two years ago and was useful for Dan Skelton, prior to losing his way. Not seen since last December and plenty to prove on debut for this trainer.
Returned from a summer break to score at Southwell (3m, soft) last month, when 6lb lower. Went close again from today's mark at Chepstow last time. Big player.
Won a Perth maiden hurdle (2m4f, good) in July. Bettered that despite defeat when 7½L third on his handicap debut at Wincanton (2m5½f, good) last month. Step up in trip positive, and could go well if he handles soft ground.
Best of her three hurdles runs so far was the first, when runner-up in a 2m3f Fontwell novices' contest (good to soft) in June. Initial mark looks stiff on that evidence, so needs improvement on handicap debut.
Improved effort when a neck second (front pair 3L clear) on his handicap debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) when last seen in March. Up 5lb for this reappearance, but open to improvement if he acts on this softer ground.
Last Year's Winner
|Farm The Rock||7||11-6||5/2|
|T: Katy PriceJ: Sean Houlihan|
Sandy Boy (6/4), Heavey (11/2), Pemberley (7/1), Quiz Master (9/1), Ballybough Nora (9/1), King Of The Sharks (14/1), Doctor Look Here (16/1), Airton (20/1), Buster Edwards (25/1), Farm The Rock (25/1), Marley Firth (33/1), Just So Cool (33/1), Fu Fu (50/1), Crown Hill (50/1)
- Sandy Boy
- King Of The Sharks
- Crown Hill
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