14:35 Exeter Wed 13 November 2019
Stepped up markedly from chase debut when running out ready winner of typically strong C&D novices' chase last week. Quick turnaround and has a penalty but solid claims with rider taking weight off.
Quite a difficult sort but had things go his way when landing C&D similar contest last month. Suspect more will be needed after his in the handicap though. Front runner.
Useful over hurdles last season but shaped as if something wasn't right when pulled up on chase debut last time. Can be forgiven for that and remains entirely unexposed in this sphere.
Yet to win over fences but ended last season with placed efforts in this kind of company. Tends to need first run of the season so may be best watched here.
Fair efforts over hurdles but didn't offer much when seventh at Worcester (3m) on chase debut. Likely to be better than that and cheekpieces go on for the first time today.
Landed some hurdle events in 2018 but not the same force over fences, including when pulling up at Newbury on latest start. Doesn't look well fancied in this.
Irish point and hurdles winner and shaped encouragingly to take second in 3m chase at Chepstow after lengthy lay off. That form looks strong which makes him a leading player in this.
Struck three times last year, only losing once, including at Carlisle on latest start in March. Not seen since and makes chase debut but goes well under this rider.
progressive sort over hurdles but that has seemingly ended with two heavy defeats over 3m since sent chasing. Bit to prove with cheekpieces now on.
Promising sort. Rewarded for good efforts when battling it out to land 2m4f Uttoxeter hurdle when last seen in the spring. Has the scope to shape as an exciting chaser so dangerous to ignore.
Useful at this trip over hurdles and very nearly made a successful chase debut at Southwell (3m) in late October. Improving sort but this looks a deeper contest.
Last Year's Winner
|Just A Sting||6||11-4||2/1|
|T: H FryJ: N D Fehily|
De Name Evades Me (11/4), Southern Sam (11/2), Golden Sunrise (7/1), Notachance (8/1), Virginia Chick (8/1), Truckin Away (9/1), Cloudy Glen (10/1), Worthy Farm (10/1), Captain Drake (14/1), Lithic (22/1), Rock My Style (33/1)
- De Name Evades Me
- Southern Sam
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