13:20 Carlisle Mon 11 November 2019
Runner-up in Grade 2 novice hurdle at Kelso last season. Looked a natural when making all and jumping well to score easily on chasing bow at Sedgefield three weeks ago. This is much tougher with penalty to concede but should be thereabouts.
Fair handicap hurdler but hasn't won since August 2017. Looked in need of run after summer break when beaten long way over 3m at Perth in September. Chase debut and will need to be useful to compete in this hot race.
Very progressive handicap hurlder last term winning Grade 3 event at Ascot in January off 147. Second when odds-on for chasing bow at Warwick 2m last month, making mistakes. Longer trip will help and much respected if he jumps better.
Won over hurdles at Perth and Kelso last year and went close a couple of twice at Ayr in the spring. Begins chase career here and may well improve for both the outing and the experience.
Won two handicap hurdles here last autumn on testing ground but went off the boil after that. Chase debutante and gets the mares allowance for Irish yard that has its share of winners this side of the water. Looks to face a stiff task though.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass|
Ballymoy (4/5), Windsor Avenue (6/5), Court Dreaming (33/1), Hidden Dilemma (40/1), Ahead of The Curve (50/1)
- Windsor Avenue
- Hidden Dilemma
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