12:45 Carlisle Mon 11 November 2019
Hexham bumper winner in March 2017 for Sandy Thomson and went close over hurdles at Sedgefield following season for Phil Kirby. Disappointed both starts last term back with original handler and makes debut for new yard here. Has ability.
Landed Ballingarry maiden point on fifth start between the flags then sold to current connections for €32,000. Market may indicate how he's expected to fare on Rules debut.
Third in two of his three bumpers for Gillian Boanas and has first start for new handler here. Dan won over both hurdles and fences so reason why he shouldn't find a race and may not be far away on hurdles bow.
Dual Flat winner over 7f on the Flat but appeared not to stay the two miles on first attempt over timber at Kelso in September and will do well to see it out here on this stiffer track.
Hood worn for first time having shown very little to write home about in three starts so far, including when pulled up last time at Kelso when tailed off. Yard among the winners but is hard to fancy.
Dual bumper winner who was sound third in Kelso novice hurdle in April then again shaped promisingly when second at Perth three weeks later. Form reads well in context of this race so has every chance if fit and well.
Landed Flat handicaps over 1m2f-1m3f last term for Hugo Palmer but had a modest first campaign on the level for current yard in 2019. Debut over hurdles and not out of it if this sparks a revival.
Bought for £110,000 after winning Irish maiden point on debut in April last year, and was good runner-up on bumper debut at Bangor in December. Less pleasing when well beaten at Haydock later that month and returns following wind op for hurdles bow.
Jeremy gelding boutgh for 75,000 euros unraced last year. Dam unraced half-sister to some fair jumpers. Made pleasing debut when third in Ayr bumper in April and straight on now to timber. Fine yard always to be respected on forays north.
Poor form in two bumpers for Venetia Williams and little better this term in a bumper and a novice hurdle for new connections of late. Very hard to see him getting involved.
Last Year's Winner
Baracalu (6/4), Sunny Express (3/1), Gaelik Coast (4/1), Curramore (13/2), Claret Dabbler (16/1), Dragon Mountain (22/1), Colour Contrast (66/1), Red Reminder (66/1), Begoodtoyourself (66/1), Crumbs (100/1), Wye Aye (150/1)
- Sunny Express
- Claret Dabbler
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