13:05 Market Rasen Thu 5 December 2019
Attracted the attention of the stewards last time at Warwick finishing with running left having been considerately handled. Yet to win over hurdles but done enough to suggest that he can, actually dropped 2lb for his last effort, sure to be involved.
From a yard that to a certain extent remain in the doldrums (dual winner here); wasn't seen at his best last time under this pilot (having his first ride) on that occasion. Dropped 2lb for that effort, should do better returned to last winning mark.
Consistent sort who has yet to win a race but appears to be getting closer to achieving that ideal. No match for a well-handicapped sort on her handicap debut (beaten 9L); eased 1lb, this looks a deeper contest, her reliability puts her in the mix.
Fair sort in bumpers and matched that sort of form in novice hurdles before running below-par on three occasions in handicaps. Had looked to be going the wrong way but given a wind op he remains in good hands; could yet improve in this sphere.
Dual Flat winner who has yet to really get going over hurdles (tried over fences last time; didn't look a natural). Now back over the smaller obstacles this sort of speed test around here is what he needs to show his best; one to watch in the market.
Makes his stable debut having failed to build on some promising efforts (without winning) for Jo Davis. Lightly-raced he wasn't disgraced off a 6lb higher mark when fourth at Sandown earlier in the year; would be of interest if support came.
Showed some good form on the Flat especially when recording a Yarmouth hat-trick last year. Hasn't won since then but had not been asked for an effort when brought down at Huntingdon; could well play a part if over that experience; nicely weighted.
Getting on in years but still capable over hurdles and looked unlucky when unseating his rider when last seen over C&D in the summer. Successful off a 4lb lower mark earlier this year he could take a hand if he's ready to go after a fair absence.
Yet to make a real impact under Rules having been a winner in point-to-points. His effort on handicap debut was far from devoid of promise although he's been allotted a harsh enough mark; eased 2lb here from his debut, others preferred.
Fairly useful on the Flat he's yet to show that level of ability over hurdles the switch to handicaps not really giving him a chance to impress (given a stiff mark). Easy to back on his handicap debut he now goes without the cheekpieces he wore then.
Bumper winner on his debut but only beat two rivals and his hurdles form so far hasn't even matched that modest level. Ran no sort of race last time after having three months off; returns from a wind op but hard to make a convincing case.
Her Flat form showed her to be a fair maiden at best and she's so far, a long way from matching that form over hurdles. Raced freely last time in first-time blinkers and hard to see her making much of an impact this time around.
First run for this yard who are having a good season but they will need to turn this one around. Pulled up on his last two hurdles starts he's been poor on the Flat also; well handicapped if his new trainer can work the oracle.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Henry OliverJ: Jason Dixon|
Little Rory Mac (15/8), Oscars Leader (4/1), Imperial Nemesis (7/1), Eva's Diva (9/1), Swilly Sunset (10/1), Torrid (10/1), Bartholomew J (14/1), Minella Fiveo (16/1), Highate Hill (16/1), Collodi (25/1), Connective (33/1), Lilypad (50/1), World War (50/1)
- Oscars Leader
- Little Rory Mac
- Bartholomew J
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