Wednesday 13 November 2019
John Pickering 'National Hunt' Auction Maiden Hurdle
Class 5 | 2m 145y | Heavy | 7 Runners | Turf
Off time: 16:01 | Winning time: 4m 37.07s
Son of Al Namix who fetched £13,000 at Goffs. Finished seventh of eight in a Huntingdon bumper last March beaten over 30L. Best watched therefore on hurdles bow.
Irish point-to-point winner tailed off in recent hurdle efforts at Uttoxeter and Carlisle so makes no appeal here.
Winner on his second point-to-point start at Tabley before running poorly on his Rules debut in a maiden here last month finishing tailed off. Fell at the first when 125/1 at Carlisle latest so negatives at this stage outweigh positives.
30L winner of a Kirkistown point-to-point last March although only two finished. Anyone's guess then how strong that form is but having joined a top yard he has to be high on any shortlist.
Son of Court Cave was pulled up in his lone point-to-point before joining this yard in the spring. Market probably the best guide today but others more obvious sorts.
Twice placed in bumpers here last season but made an underwhelming start to his hurdles career when a never involved fifth of six at Fakenham last month. Should improve for the experience and his first run of the season so better expected now.
Built on promise of third start when winning a Stratford bumper in September beating an odds-on favourite beaten three times since. Bred to appreciate hurdles and in an ordinary race he has among the more obvious claims.
Heartbreak Kid (1/1), Timeforaspin (9/4), Wbee (11/2), According To Alex (18/1), King Gypsy (20/1), Brandy Pad (33/1), Cawthorne (66/1)
- Heartbreak Kid