16:15 Chepstow Wed 6 November 2019
Showed ability on his debut at Stratford on soft ground at the start of the year and sets the form standard although he's one of only two to have run under Rules so far. May have the edge in experience and in good hands; faces some useful newcomers.
The only other one in the field to have run under Rules having offered something to work on when third at Roscommon for Peter Fahey. Now with a new yard for his GB debut; would have to be worth a glance if there is market support.
Tie-tongue goes on for his son of Mahler on his bumper debut; first foal, dam unraced but is a sister to two jumps winners. Since 2015 the yard are 11-38 (29%) with bumper newcomers; one who could well come to the fore.
One of two newcomers that the trainer runs in this; 0-5 in Irish point-to-points although he was second on his last two starts in that sphere. Cost £15,000 in the summer; trainer has a decent bumper record; this one may be the second string though.
€45,000 3yo who makes his debut for a yard who are rather quiet at the moment but do have a 10-80 with newcomers since 2015. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Joie du Net; may need this experience.
Looks to be the first choice of this yard having run well on his sole Irish Point-to-point run before falling at the last (looked set to be placed). Tongue-tie on for his debut; half-brother to three winners, worth a second glance in the betting.
Trainer 15-64 with bumper newcomers since 2015 (3-6 here in the same period); half-brother to four winners, including bumper winner/fairly useful hurdler Lamanver Odyssey; champion jockey booked and a leading player.
Yard 2-6 with bumper newcomers here since 2015 (12-103 overall), won this two years ago. €20,000 3yo; dam unraced half-sister to smart hurdler/top-class chaser Keen Leader; one of the principals, could well be heavily involved.
Half-brother to three winners, including fairly useful hurdler Zamoyski and fair hurdler Hatch Hall; dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Sea Wall. Stable do well with their bumper newcomers, 10-55 since 2015 (0-2 here).
Hooded for his Rules debut having been tailed off in a soft ground bumper in January 2018. Not seen since others make more appeal given his background although the yard are 10-78 with newcomers since 2015.
Bought for £120,000 soon after his debut win at Maisemore Park beating subsequent winner in point-to-points and under Rules Beni Light by 4½L. Half-brother to fair hurdler/fairly useful chaser Conna Cross; in very good hands for his bumper debut.
Rare bumper winner from this yard (1-11 in last five years; 1-6 with newcomers). Second foal of a mare who won in point-to-points; the only mare in the field she will be doing well to make her presence felt.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden|
Lamanver Storm (10/3), Switch Hitter (4/1), Kepagge (5/1), Big G (11/2), Gustavian (10/1), Coeur Serein (12/1), Monarchofthegrange (12/1), Jour A La Plage (16/1), Into The Woods (16/1), Pat Kelly (25/1), Percy Pops (50/1), Kingsmill Gin (100/1)
- Switch Hitter
- Lamanver Storm
- Big G
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