13:35 Hexham Fri 8 November 2019
Finished tired when a distant third to Le Milos at Sandown (2m, soft) in March and perhaps that race has left it's mark; is easing noticeably in the weights/grade and enters the thought process on that basis; stable flying.
Effective under these conditions as shown with a gritty display at Ayr (2m3½f, heavy) last November; finished third in this race in 2017 (for Gemma Anderson); seasonal reappearance off the back of a fall at Newcastle.
Has shown marked improvement over the course of the past 12 months or so, recording a third career success latest (Sedgefield, 2m1f soft); raised 11lb to a career high mark of 90; more on his plate.
No win since completing a hat-trick at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in March 2017; has slipped back down the weights as a result; absent since finishing 9L second to Hard To Forget at Sedgefield (2m4f) in March.
14-race maiden; has seemingly regressed (rated 16lb lower) since finishing 13L third to Canny Style at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) last November.
Veteran chaser; without a win since late 2017 (Bangor, 2m1½f soft); won't be at all troubled by the underfoot conditions, and rated 10lb lower than when finishing fifth in this race in 2017 (hasn't run over hurdles since); isn't discounted.
Soundly beaten in a maiden hurdle at Kelso (2m, good to soft) a fortnight ago, so it's difficult to identify a positive angle; makes her handicap debut for a doubly represented trainer; is part owned by the Hexham Chief Executive Robert Whitelock.
19-race maiden (0-6 over hurdles); beaten approximately 25L when fifth of 12 to the reopposing Hey Bob at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) last month; hastily dismissed stablemate of Sweet Flora.
A winner for the second time over fences when keeping on strongly to dispatch seven rivals here (1m7½f, soft) last month; remains very lowly-weighted as connections seek to exploit an advantageous hurdles mark; shortlisted.
14-race hurdles maiden who has probably seen his stamina overstretched beyond 2m; that said, generally speaking he doesn't possess a great deal of positive attributes either; handicap mark sliding.
Last Year's Winner
|T: T CoyleJ: Henry Brooke|
Bingo D'Olivate (9/4), Casimir Du Clos (5/2), Glenpark (11/2), Hey Bob (6/1), Uno Valoroso (10/1), Outback Blue (10/1), Wor Verge (18/1), Dark And Dangerous (20/1), Mandarin Princess (40/1), Sweet Flora (66/1)
- Casimir Du Clos
- Bingo D'Olivate
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