13:45 Taunton Thu 28 November 2019
Improved effort in finishing second to decisive winner at Kelso (2m7f, heavy; 11-2) recently in first-time cheekpieces. Mark unchanged and chances here, especially if jumping fluently.
Point-to-point winner back in 2017; has had his absences since but should be sharper for comeback run at Plumpton (2m, heavy; 10-1) this month and this trip much more his thing.
Gained second career win over fences when landing 2m3f good-ground handicap at Exeter last month from 6lb lower mark. Had been out of form previous to that and not one to bank on turning up in similar mood now.
Looked in need of the run at Exeter (2m1f, good; 6-1) in a maiden hurdle this month after 318-day absence and a wind operation; dual point-to-point winner should be well suited to this stamina test now.
Modest form in three hurdles starts early in the year but former point-to-point winner could have a bit more to offer returning over this longer trip.
Wasn't unfancied at 9-2 in a Southwell handicap over 3m in May when last spotted but didn't appear to get home. Hooded on return to action with mark left along. More needed.
Six-time winner on the Flat with a peak rating of 104 (back in 2016). Didn't shape without promise on return to hurdling at Wincanton (2m5½f, good) last month but stamina to be proven over this new trip.
Back from a break and upped to this trip for handicap debut at Chepstow early in the month, weakening late on after moving forward to challenge at odds of 50-1. Not one to write off just yet.
Group 2 winner on the level in France in 2017 but mixed bag of efforts on Flat and over hurdles since joining this yard. Upped significantly in trip now and betting check probably wise.
Upped his game when beaten only 6L on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, soft; 66-1) this month. Irish point-to-point winner should be capable of building on that with extra yardage favourable.
Posted one of her best efforts on seasonal debut over C&D 29 days ago, beaten 2¾L into second. Had been pulled up here on final run last season. Stronger grade now and has gone up 2lb in defeat.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden|
Easyrun De Vassy (7/4), Mister Murchan (9/2), Vamanos (6/1), Caspers Court (15/2), Cushuish (17/2), Three Bullet Gate (16/1), Gang Warfare (16/1), Deputy Jones (20/1), Theatre Mix (20/1), Primal Focus (20/1), Ekayburg (25/1)
- Deputy Jones
- Easyrun De Vassy
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