13:40 Ayr Wed 13 November 2019
No sign of ability in three Irish point-to-points and cheek pieces now go for Rules debut but not hard to look elsewhere.
Won a bumper in June when trained in France but too keen when well beaten on hurdling debut here last month and hard to make a positive case for.
Held in high regard as a bumper horse winning at Newcastle and Carlisle last winter. Lost a shoe on hurdling debut at Aintree last month when midfield but must be capable of better with that experience behind him and big player here.
Showed some ability in bumpers last season including placed efforts here and at Carlisle. In rear when falling four out on hurdling debut here and likely to need more time.
Soft ground point-to-point win in October 2017 and fetched £100,000 at the sales shortly after but has taken until now to make debut for present connections so presumably has had his problems.
Won a good ground point-to-point in May but 80/1 for hurdling debut here last month when midfield and likely to come into his own when handicapping further down the line.
25/1 on hurdling debut and jumped none too fluently when 28L fourth and needs to take a big step forward to play a part here.
Poor form in point-to-point and maiden hurdles for Joseph O'Brien and sold since last seen for just £800 so impossible to make a positive case.
Off the mark at fourth time of asking in soft ground point-to-point last winter and took major step forward from hurdling debut when creditable fourth at Carlisle recently. Tongue tie clearly worked there and no surprise it's retained today.
Good ground point-to-point win in April and joined current connections for £53,000 on the back of that. Weakened run-in when 8L fifth on hurdling debut at Hexham last month but should be fitter in this contest.
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Lossiemouth (4/5), Shaws Bridge (3/1), Victory Echo (7/2), Rath An Iuir (6/1), Whateva Next (11/1), Skiddaw Tara (16/1), Portstorm (25/1), Elu Secret (25/1), Scullys Forge (40/1), Chasing Charlie (80/1), Tuatha De Dannan (100/1)
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