14:40 Newcastle Sat 30 November 2019
Finished 9L third to Lemon T in a bumper here in March (fourth placed Glenduff runs earlier); 7-2 for hurdles debut at Kelso (2m, heavy) three weeks ago when a weakening fifth of eight to Le Cheval Noir.
Joined Pauline Robson for £14,000 in May; 16-1 when seventh of 16 to the strapping Corrieben Reiver on rules/hurdles debut at Ayr (2m, soft) last month.
Joined Brian Ellison/Phil Martin for £32,000 in December 2017; off the track for 727 days since winning for John O'Donovan in a 3m 4yo maiden at Ballindenisk (soft to heavy); market considered a helpful guide.
Sulamani gelding; made all (won unchallenged) in a 2m bumper here in March (good to soft) - had the reopposing Arnica 9L back in third; is bred for a hurdling/chasing career (brother to the 2m winner Temple Man).
Dylan Thomas gelding from a 2m4f hurdler (Loch Dhu); took a much needed step forward when introduced to obstacles at Ayr (2m, soft) 33 days ago; holds a similar chance to Ballydonagh Boy.
Court Cave gelding (from the 3m-3m4f chaser Overlady); 40-1 when finishing in midfield in a Carlisle bumper (2m1f, soft) four weeks ago; appears to be one for the future rather than the present.
Brought along fairly steadily by Sue Smith, finished a creditable sixth to Glenduff (runs earlier) on hurdles debut at Carlisle (2m4f); beaten favourite at Wetherby (2m3½f) latest, yet should remain competitive dropped in trip in maiden company.
Won by 9L on debut in a Ffos Las bumper (20-1) and highly tried thereafter; paid for making a mistake at the final flight (headed close home) on hurdles debut at Uttoxeter (2m, soft); was always in the rear in a Listed race at Haydock last week.
With Martin Brassil when well beaten (13th of 20) in a 2m Punchestown bumper in May; dam (Eventide) was a winning hurdler; is probably worth a cautious market check on hurdles/stable debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty|
Thor De Cerisy (11/8), Rare Clouds (3/1), Lemon T (4/1), Baron De Midleton (5/1), Ballydonagh Boy (22/1), Arnica (40/1), Mannochmore (50/1), Saint Jude (50/1), Overcourt (66/1), Whispering Waters (80/1)
- Thor De Cerisy
- Lemon T
- Rare Clouds
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