12:50 Southwell Fri 15 November 2019
Four year's since she last won (successful off a 10lb higher mark) on that occasion but doubtful if she's capable of running to that level now. Well held when last seen at Stratford (hunter chase); not written off in a modest contest.
Fakenham hurdles winner earlier this year off this same mark; failed to inspire in two chasing attempts so far (both handicaps off higher marks). In good hands but would need to show significant improvement to get involved in this.
Winning point-to-pointer but he's shown very little under Rules so far in bumpers/over hurdles. Made a far from encouraging start over fences in October; again showed nothing upped to this trip last time; hard to make a case for him with yard quiet.
Yet to win a race under Rules but hasn't been disgraced over fences when allowed to run off his correct mark. Did too much too soon when last seen (reportedly finished lame); has more solid efforts than most in this, one to respect.
First run for this yard who has yet to win in 25 starts under Rules and looked very much out of sorts when last seen earlier in the year on his last Irish start. Change of scenery may do him good; needs a significant market move in order to support.
Finally off the mark on his penultimate start having overcome some less than fluent jumping (had a gruelling race) off a basement mark. Not disgraced last time off this mark bumping into a well handicapped sort; encounters none of those here.
Last Year's Winner
Grand Coureur (15/8), Strictlyadancer (5/2), Jimmyjames (5/1), Babytaggle (5/1), Torrent Des Mottes (10/1), Ballybreen (12/1), Nautical Twilight (16/1)
- Grand Coureur
- Nautical Twilight
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