12:15 Newbury Fri 29 November 2019
Well beaten in two starts in 2016 and finished tailed off seventh on comeback run at Stratford (2m) in October. This looks a tough task once again.
Impressive winner of point-to-point and first bumper under rules at Chepstow (2m) but failed to get involved when well fancied for the Champion Bumper (2m) in March. Likely to be better over obstacles though so respected.
Half-brother to some useful performers but started career with mediocre ninth in 2m bumper at Ascot at the start of the month. Makes hurdles debut in this but will need to find more.
Impressive winner of Irish point-to-point debut in April and made respectable start to career when narrowly denied in 2m4f Aintree maiden hurdle last month. Replication of that effort could see him go close again.
Rajasaman gelding who has been recruited from France. Made one start when running on well to take third in 2m2f hurdle at Compeigne in April. Could be anything and worthy of a betting check.
Only completed in one of his four starts in point-to-points and didn't offer much impression when beaten 40L in C&D novice hurdle earlier this month. Makes limited appeal on paper.
Smadoun gelding who is a half-brother to useful graded performer Dounikos. Took a keen grip and ultimately paid the price when weakening tenth of 13 at Plumpton (2m) earlier this month. Likely to be better in time.
Well beaten seventh on his debut at Warwick in March and didn't really improve when fifth in 2m Bangor bumper (good) the following month. Not seen since April and drastic improvement required in this.
Southwell bumper winner for previous yard in February 2016 and ran with credit on comeback start for this stable with modest sixth over C&D earlier in the month. Could come on for that so not to be discounted.
Very impressive in first two starts in a point-to-point and Uttoxeter bumper. Was less impressive but still got the job done at Ffos Las (2m) in February. Had had wind surgery over the summer and holds leading claims.
By Milan and related to a host of winners. Seemingly flattered to deceive when third of ten - beaten 23L - at Fontwell on racecourse debut this month (2m). Likely to need to improve on that on hurdles debut.
Didn't offer much hope when well-beaten on debut start and not much can be taken from his latest effort at Sandown (2m) when stumbling and falling after 4f. Needs more on previous effort however.
Got off the mark at the second attempt at Huntingdon (2m) in March but couldn't back up that effort at that track when fifth of six in similar contest under penalty. Best watched on that form on hurdles debut.
Found to be clinically abnormal when last on debut at Punchestown Festival and showed his true self when winning bumper over C&D in tenacious style this month. Could have more to come over hurdles.
Ran ok in first two starts without troubling the judge but took a backward step when eighth of nine at Carlisle (2m1f) earlier this month. May find a few too good on hurdles debut.
Improved to win bumper at Warwick (2m) on second start in May and improved slightly when a close third in maiden hurdle at Sandown (2m) nearly three weeks ago. Place claims based on that form.
Last Year's Winner
|T: B PaulingJ: Nico de Boinville|
King Roland (2/1), Ask For Glory (5/2), Son Of Camas (3/1), Coconut Splash (5/1), Katahdin (14/1), Trincomalee (16/1), Coupdebol (40/1), Morning Spirit (40/1), Sadlermor (50/1), Benevolentdictator (66/1), Symphony Hall (66/1), Present Endeavour (100/1), Jaytee (100/1), Forget You Not (100/1), First Revolution (100/1), Act Accordingly (125/1)
- Coconut Splash
- King Roland
- Ask For Glory
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