15:45 Southwell Fri 15 November 2019
Cost £75,000 having finished second on his only Irish point-to-point start 0n soft/heavy ground. Subsequent hurdles form in novice events the latest after a wind op have been modest; possible there may be some progress to come in handicaps.
Matched her fair bumper form when winning on handicap hurdle debut after a wind op at Newcastle (2m4f); did look rather quirky in doing so. Again didn't look straightforward when trying to follow up; needed run on return, could do better here.
Three-time C&D winner although those wins were now some time ago and his recent form over hurdles has left a fair bit to be desired. Failed to fire on the Flat for the most part of late also; back below his last winning hurdles mark; limited appeal.
Yet to win over obstacles (0-9); now makes his debut for this yard after being claimed for £7,000 following his recent Stratford second in a seller. Split a prior/subsequent winner, now needs to prove he can back that up (hasn't done so in the past).
Yet to win a race, looks the type that this yard bring along quietly having shown some ability in GB and Ireland. Starting to look well handicapped and the appearance of first-time cheekpieces may signal a better performance; note a market move.
Twice a course winner (once over this trip) he's not been in anything like the form of his Market Rasen win in two subsequent starts. Well beaten after five months off last time; would need to show significant progress to take a hand in this.
Last Year's Winner
Leskinfere (9/4), Ventura Dragon (3/1), Ishyaboi (7/2), Zamoyski (7/2), Oriental Cross (9/2), Minella Examiner (6/1), Sheila's Fancy (8/1), Bob Maxwell (16/1), Polarbrook (20/1)
- Oriental Cross
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