15:50 Wincanton Thu 5 December 2019
Weak 16/1 shot for Huntingdon debut over 1m5f last month but belied those odds with an encouraging 2L third although that form yet to be tested. Shaped as though this longer trip will suit and can step up on that form.
Seventh foal of a dam who never made the track Half-brother to two winners on the Flat. Interesting jockey booking takes the eye and market should prove a guide.
Dam won over 1m3f. Half-brother to decent chaser Astracad. Top stable always commands respect in these races here and interesting to see the strength of him in the market.
€16,000 purchase in June. Half-brother to Cloone Rocket who won bumpers but likely to do better in time for small yard.
5L third at Vichy on soft ground in second of his runs in similar races when trained in France. Has now joined top yard and the winner of that race has shown himself to be a smart sort so commands plenty of respect.
Second foal of dam who was very moderate on the Flat. Rare runner in bumpers for small principally Flat yard and only of interest if market speaks in his favour.
Third foal of dam who won at 1m on the Flat and his half-brother George Of Hearts has won up to that trip. Very rare runner in this sphere for in-form Flat yard and makes plenty of appeal on paper.
Creditable second on Market Rasen debut over 1m5f but well below that level when stepping up in trip at Aintree since though soft ground that day may not have helped.
Related to winners from 6f to 2m6f but stable 0-30 in bumpers in the last 5 years and only of interest if market speaks in his favour.
Third foal of a dam who never reached the track. Stable just 1-53 in such races since 2014 and others make more obvious appeal on paper.
First foal of dam who won from 1m on the Flat to 2m6f over hurdles for this stable but likely to need more time.
Flat yard saddled a newcomer to win a similar contest in the summer and this ones half-brother was a winning sprinter for him. Interesting newcomer and another for whom market confidence would make him of interest.
Cheap newcomer who is a stable companion of Getalead and others make more appeal on paper for his small yard.
Last Year's Winner
|T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell|
Duc De Bourbon (6/4), Grand Roi (3/1), Audacity (5/1), Le Bateau (13/2), Be The Best (14/1), Vitruvius (14/1), Mawlood (20/1), The Topp Notes (50/1), Getalead (66/1), Midnight Wave (66/1), Whataboutwalt (100/1), Hippolyte Bouchard (100/1), Thebudinpundit (125/1)
- Grand Roi
- Le Bateau
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