13:35 Chepstow Wed 6 November 2019
Cost £75,000 as a 3yo; made no impact in his sole bumper/hurdles starts and yet to complete the course (fell in his bumper). Hard to see how he makes an impact in this against some progressive types.
Half-brother to useful hurdler/chaser Buckhorn Timothy and fair hurdler/chaser Buckhorn Tom (yard know the family well). Lacked the pace to show anything on his bumper debut here over 2m; needs time and distance.
Brother to the yard's Heavy (winner over hurdles on Tuesday ay Exeter); dam unraced. Unlikely to be ready for this and best watched on debut unless there was significant market support.
Built on his second on point-to-point debut to score next time out in March at Hackwood Park when 4-6 favourite. Cost £30,000 soon after, closely related to bumper winner/fairly useful hurdler (2m winner) Yes Sir Brian; interesting on Rules debut.
Hooded for his GB/stable debut having been off the track for some considerable time. Cost €60,000 after finishing second on his third and final French outing (first over hurdles); hood fitted, need to see what the market makes of him.
Pulled-up twice prior to winning an Irish maiden point-to-point by 6L, sold for £18,000 soon after. Hinted at some ability in a bumper and two hurdles but needs to learn to settle to be of further interest in the future.
Bangor maiden 8L point-to-point winner in March on just his second start in that sphere (6-4 favourite); now makes his Rules debut. Looks the sort who could have a future but this isn't an easy introduction he's been given.
Took a good ground Catterick bumper backing in February (trainer does well in that sphere) before failing to live up to expectations on his hurdles debut. May have been unsuited by conditions (soft); conditions here may not suit either.
Favourite when taking a small-field point-to-point on his second start before switching to race under Rules over hurdles (has shown some ability). Back from a fair absence now; looks one for handicaps once he has a mark.
Sets the standard having gone 3-4 in bumpers last season winning here on debut; finishing off with a Grade 2 victory at Aintree (form looks stronger and stronger). Looks to be a top prospect for the season in novice hurdles and makes his debut here.
Cheap buy (£6,500) after finishing second on his third Irish point-to-point start; given a considerate introduction under Rules over hurdles (could be being brought along with handicaps in mind). Likely to gain further education this time around.
Winner of his only point-to-point start by 3L last December his only start under Rules so far was an eye-catching/staying-on third to McFabulous in a Newbury bumper. Ought to have a good future over jumps; work to do with his old rival over this 2m.
Bumper winner on his debut back in 2017 he missed a year before reappearing earlier in the year and then more recently at Worcester. Shaped well enough both times over hurdles; given his bumper win will be interesting in handicaps.
Last Year's Winner
|The Big Bite||5||11-5||9/4|
|T: T R GeorgeJ: N D Fehily|
Mcfabulous (30/100), Silver Hallmark (7/2), Floating Rock (7/1), Desque De L'Isle (14/1), Cook The Books (20/1), Enry Iggins (40/1), Generation Gap (66/1), Buckhorn George (66/1), Sastruga (66/1), First Destination (66/1), Donatello Mail (100/1), Chinwag (100/1), Avoir De Soins (100/1)
- Cook The Books
- Silver Hallmark
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