14:10 Hexham Fri 8 November 2019
Headstrong front-runner who finally came good by winning a couple of races over hurdles here last season (2m); has no doubt taken plenty from his chasing debut at Sedgefield (2m) and this is easier, but isn't a horse to trust implicitly.
11-race maiden; raced four times over fences in Ireland for Henry De Bromhead (best run over 2m at Tramore); makes his first start on these shores since joining Gillian Boanas for £8,500 in September.
Point winner for Colin Bowe (Belclare); solid form over hurdles early last season for Donald McCain (beaten just under 6L by Al Dancer at Carlisle); no surprise whatsoever if he makes a winning chasing debut in the Straightline silks.
Placed on four occasions over hurdles at Newcastle (2m-2m4f) and should draw benefit from his seasonal reappearance at Carlisle; is thought likely to do better over fences with time; stable have made a very slow start to the season.
Beat I'm An Izz Wizz by a head when winning at Downpatrick (2m3f, good) in August; sports blinkers on debut for Victor Thompson, and this race looks to be fairly competitive overall; 11lb above that winning mark.
Last Year's Winner
First Account (6/4), Saint Freule (15/8), Oscar Wilde (3/1), Ain't My Fault (5/1), Muroor (14/1), Generalisation (25/1)
- First Account
- Saint Freule
- Ain't My Fault
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