14:45 Market Rasen Thu 7 November 2019
Made chase debut against Wholestone in a match at Perth (2m4f; heavy) in September. Booked for second spot but nearly fell, and jockey did the right thing to pull him up. Needs to jump better but is not discounted.
Has some smart form to his name, but was very disappointing when only third at Warwick (2m5f; good) in April on final start of last season. Still lightly raced though, and has potential to be above-average.
This is a drop in class compared to the race he ran in on chase debut at Sedgefield (2m3f; soft) last month. Should find this much more to his liking, and stable's runners tend to improve from their seasonal reappearances.
Well-beaten on chase debut when fifth at Huntingdon (2m4f; good), but finished comfortably in front of Oregon Gold. Steps up to further than 2m4f for the first time which could bring about some improvement.
Ended last season on a high when winning at the fifth time of asking over hurdles at Market Rasen (2m7f; good to soft). Looks made for chasing and should be thereabouts, but yard form is a major worry.
Ran in accordance with odds of 50-1 when failing to land a blow on chase debut at Huntingdon (2m4f; good) last month. Considerably more is needed as he steps back up in trip. Difficult to fancy.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M ScudamoreJ: Benjamin Poste|
Ballyhome (13/8), Sojourn (3/1), Shanty Alley (7/2), Big Difference (6/1), Thelongwayaround (7/1), Oregon Gold (25/1)
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