13:20 Carlisle Sun 1 December 2019
- British EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 61y,
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Picked up his first success over hurdles at Wetherby (2m3½f) last time out on what was his handicap debut. He finished the race strongly on his latest appearance. Will need to carry a penalty but he has a good chance of following up.
Recorded consecutive wins in bumpers at the back end of last season. Made his debut over hurdles at this course (2m4f) earlier this month where he showed some promise, finishing third of 17 runners. One to consider.
A point-to-point winner, however, he has struggled on both of his two starts under Rules. He came back 15th of 16 runners on his latest start at Ayr (2m) after going off at 125/1. Difficult to make a case for.
Is still a maiden after three bumper appearances. He was fourth of 13 on his last outing at Hexham (2m). Set for his first run over hurdles where he will need to improve. Stepping up in trip. Can't discount.
Finished second of 11 on his debut under Rules in a bumper at Worcester (2m). Then featured over hurdles at Huntingdon (2m½f) where he was sixth of 15. Likely to produce more this time. One to think about.
Was well held on his debut under Rules at Hexham (2m) earlier this month when he was sixth of 10 runners after going off at 50/1. Failed to finish in two point-to-point starts. Not one that leaps off the page.
Finished runner-up twice in his three bumper attempts earlier this year. Made his first start over hurdles at Hexham (2m) where he was fourth of 11. His jumping let him down a little bit last time. Likely to improve on that run here.
Is still a maiden after seven appearances on the track. Came home fifth of seven at Kelso (2m6½f) on his latest effort in a handicap contest. Is down in trip which should help, however, others are preferred.
Lightly-raced gelding who is still looking for his first success on the track after three runs. He was fourth of 16 on his first start over hurdles last time at Ayr (2m). Latest performance offers encouragement. One to think about.
Is 0-5 so far in her career. He has been well held on her two appearances over hurdles, including when she was 46L off the in ninth place of 17 on her latest run at Carlisle (2m4f). Others appeal more.
Last Year's Winner
|The Con Man||5||10-12||3/1|
|T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes|
Mr Scrumpy (11/8), Equus Dancer (3/1), Taking Flight (5/1), Milvale (10/1), Meyer Lansky (10/1), Holme Abbey (12/1), Rollerruler (14/1), Danced Every Dance (50/1), Mill Island (50/1), Farran Dancer (100/1)
- Mr Scrumpy
- Equus Dancer
- Meyer Lansky
Our racing expert Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet selections for day one of Cheltenham's December meeting on Friday and he has three tips.
Oli Bell fancies former Festival hero Kilbricken Storm to come roaring back to form on his seasonal return at Cheltenham on Friday.
Simon Holt has been in sizzling form with his big-race tips and has two more selections for Friday's action at Cheltenham.