14:10 Sedgefield Thu 14 November 2019
- MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 3)
- 3m 2f 59y, Soft (Heavy in places)
- 5 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Previously with Alan King; broke his duck when winning on debut for Jennie Candlish over hurdles at Uttoxeter (2m7½f, good) in May; runner-up (well beaten) on both subsequent starts; set to make his chasing debut.
Won a Cork maiden hurdle (3m, heavy) for Noel Meade in April 2018; 0-9 over fences thereafter (occasionally let down by his jumping); moved on for £4,500 in September, posting a low-key stable debut at Hexham (hurdle).
Maiden (0-22); third to Ask Ben in the French Furze Novices' Hurdle at Newcastle (2m6f, soft) last December; has fallen or unseated on five of his 12 chasing starts, albeit returned from a recent break with a pleasing second at Stratford (2m6½f).
120-rated hurdler (3-29); runner-up on both chase starts to date, including when keeping on from off the pace behind the in-form Bafana Blue at Carlisle (3m2f, good to soft) three weeks ago; can he continue to progress?
Made a winning seasonal reappearance (second start over fences) when comfortably beating Christmas in April by 6L at Chepstow (3m2f, good to soft); unseated his rider early under a 7lb penalty the following week, and sits a further 3lb higher here.
Last Year's Winner
La Cavsa Nostra (11/10), Lord Du Mesnil (5/2), Cairnshill (5/1), Fortified Bay (8/1), Stoneford (25/1)
- Lord Du Mesnil
- La Cavsa Nostra
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