14:10 Huntingdon Tue 12 November 2019
Super old boy that wears his heart on his sleeve with some bold front-running displays, has been in the grip of the handicapper for some time but he is slowly relenting; however, tends to need a run to put him straight and with that, best watched.
At his peak he was finishing in the frame in Grand Annuals, not up to that level now but still running respectably; big worry is whether this extended trip will suit though, and on that alone, others make a bit more appeal.
Took advantage of his reduced handicap mark to score by the minimum margin at Kemtpton last time out, gamely; gets a 3lb rise for that but will have his ground again and comes here a fit horse, so plenty to like about his chances.
Looking well treated on old form and came back from a long absence to finish a good second over 3m at Kempton in March; clearly goes well fresh so another absence no concern, trip and ground ideal, and he looks a big player here.
Just denied by Vendredi Trois at Kempton last time out and a 1lb swing in the weights gives him chances of turning it around; needs the rain to stay away as he has to have good ground, and cannot be discounted if getting it.
No win machine even at his peak, wining just 3 of his 26 starts over fences when he really should have won a few more; well beaten again at Worcester last time and plenty on under inexperienced 10lb claimer here.
Last Year's Winner
Valadom (9/4), Vendredi Trois (7/2), Fr Humphrey (9/2), Dandridge (5/1), Water Wagtail (6/1), Ultimatum Du Roy (9/1)
- Ultimatum Du Roy
- Vendredi Trois
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