12:45 Kelso Sat 9 November 2019
- Bruce Farms Supporting World Horse Welfare Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
- 2m 7f 96y, Heavy (Soft in places)
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Tongue-tie now added to the hood he wore on stable debut although that run (tailed off) failed to impress. Plenty to prove now that he makes his chasing debut but has to give weight to the entire field; others make more appeal.
Fairly useful over hurdles on his day winning a Uttoxeter novice in soft ground over 2m4f when last seen in this sphere (April 2017). Only seen once since when given a considerate introduction to fences at Exeter; back from an absence, could improve.
Won a Hexham novice hurdle last year over 2m4f but has always looked as though he needs a test of stamina. Given his chasing debut back at that track last time (made novice mistakes); could well improve but mark looks high enough.
Hurdles winner who so far hasn't sparkled over fences failing to complete in his first and most recent starts in this sphere (brought down). Bred to stay well but yet to convince over this trip; only win did come after a break; may not be a lost caus
Winner over hurdles on his handicap debut off just 1lbhigher he disappointed off 1lb higher when last seen in that sphere. Offered something to work on when making his chasing debut (made running) until falling heavily at the last when held.
Showed much more aptitude for chasing when returning to fences over C&D last time (well supported) to score by 4L. Wearing this headgear combination for the first time his jumping still holds scope to improve; up 5b, leading claims.
Last Year's Winner
Oscar Ceremony (5/4), Caventara (9/2), Stoney Rover (9/2), Emirat De Catana (5/1), Indian Brave (11/1), Choix Des Armes (18/1)
- Oscar Ceremony
- Emirat De Catana
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