13:55 Carlisle Mon 11 November 2019
Showed her liking for C&D and conditions when staying on well to land novice hurdle last month. Handicap bow and has top weight to shoulder but should gve another good account of herself.
Yard won this race last year. Won bumper here in April of last year and showed pormise all three starts over hurdles last season. Returns from five-month absence but yard does well on forays this side of the Irish Sea so will not be far away.
5lb higher than C&D win in March and was good second after that at Perth of 1lb higher than today. First run since the summer but stable in good form and no surprise to see her right in the mix.
Scored over C&D in the spring off 13lb lower mark then followed up at Perth in May before failing in hat-trick bid back there in June off this mark. Yard having a good run, but usually needs a run or two to reach her peak.
Seven-time winner but hasn't hit the target since Hexham in June 2018 and was well beaten in selling handicap hurdle last time. Groud may be an issue too as prefers a sound surface.
Both career wins have come when the mud was flying but without a victory since February 2016 Had wind surgery this summer and wasn't disgraced first start back but faces stiff task from 4lb out of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
|T: S R B CrawfordJ: Harry Skelton|
Amberose (15/8), Methodtothemadness (5/2), Lily's Gem (7/2), Lady Samback (7/1), Georgian Firebird (11/1), Russian Royale (40/1)
- Lily's Gem
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