12:10 Bangor-on-Dee Sat 30 November 2019
Smart over hurdles he's yet to quite match that level of form over fences despite taking second in both of his outings in this sphere so far. A beaten favourite twice over these larger obstacles (ran into a smart type last time); capable of more.
Dual novice hurdle winner on heavy; didn't really fire in handicaps last year; now sent chasing for the first time. Both wins came over 2m but he should stay this 2m4f trip; lowest-rated of these over hurdles, stiff task at the weights; front-runner.
Start off over fences for a new trainer (third yard overall) having shown some useful hurdling form previously. Well held when last seen (only start for Ian Williams) but was considerately handled; may well need the run after an absence.
Lightly-raced last season after winning a novice hurdle at the backend of the previous season (2m4f, heavy). Not disgraced on his recent return in a Wetherby handicap hurdle after 10 months off; fairly stiff ask on chasing debut given hurdles form.
Fell on his chasing debut (October 2018) having jumped well to that point, quickly returned to hurdles showing some smart form despite not winning (often given plenty to do). Back from an absence, in good hands; obvious threat for second chase try.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P J HobbsJ: R P McLernon|
Ballymoy (4/9), Knight In Dubai (4/1), Constantine Bay (7/1), Florrie Knox (16/1), Billingsley (40/1)
- Knight In Dubai
- Constantine Bay
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