13:20 Newbury Fri 29 November 2019
Second on sole point-to-point start but showed good attitude when a game winner in 2m3f novice hurdle at Huntingdon earlier this month. Could be an improver once again but has to contend with a 5lb penalty in this.
Bumper winner who was a bright sort without winning last season but firmly got back on track with success in 2m4f maiden hurdle at Chepstow last month. Race's form is questionable and does have a penalty to contend with.
Aizavoski gelding who was more than impressive with 5L win in Ballyarthur point-to-point (3m) in March. Now switches to top yard and may develop into a smart chaser in time. Respected on hurdles debut.
Highly thought of after finishing second to two talented horses in point-to-point and rules debuts and kept on well to take second at Carlisle (2m4f) on hurdles debut last time. Entitled to improve from that and should be thereabouts.
Promising sort who finished fourth on debut at Punchestown Festival in April 2018 and was impressive with 8L success at Thurles (2m) 11 months ago. Not seen since and makes first start for this yard but is a major player.
Fourth of 14 on bumper debut at Warwick and seemingly regressed when beaten 12L into third in 2m Wincanton bumper in March. Makes hurdles debut but could be vulnerable to a classy sort.
Shirocco gelding. Sole run came in the point-to-point sphere and made it a winning one when just getting up at Ballynoe (3m) in March. Now switches to this yard and could be anything. Jockey booking is notable however.
2L winner on sole point-to-point start and sold for £82,000 afterwards. Inauspicious start to life under rules when 10L fourth at Wincanton and that form looks windy at best. Best watched in this.
Without a win in his career to date and didn't take to hurdling when tailed off at Sandown (2m) on sole jumps start last season. Form has plateaued on the flat as well so easily opposable in this.
Maiden Irish point winner (good) in October 2018 and promising start under rules, including when second of 14 at Wetherby (2m3f) earlier in the month. Extra half-furlong could bring out more in him so has claims.
Showed some promise when beaten by smart rivals in first two starts but slightly regressed when fifth of 12 at Ayr (2m) in April. Not seen since and has a tough ask on hurdles debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Tom LaceyJ: T Scudamore|
Shan Blue (10/3), It Sure Is (7/2), Faustinovick (4/1), Grand Mogul (4/1), Sevarano (13/2), Brewers Project (9/1), Do Wanna Know (25/1), Pens Man (33/1), Hawk's Well (40/1), Zulu Dawn (50/1), Roudrapour (100/1)
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