12:45 Sandown Fri 6 December 2019
- Pinsent Masons Introductory Juvenile Hurdle (Class 2)
- 1m 7f 216y,
- 9 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Rounded off his Flat campaign with three successive wins (1m4f-1m6f); made all (surviving a few sketchy leaps) when making a winning hurdles debut at Fontwell (2m1½f, soft) 19 days ago; penalised accordingly; sets the standard.
76-rated on the Flat (1 from 8); produced with a well-timed winning challenge when beating the Dan Skelton-trained favourite Must See The Doc on hurdles debut at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in July; off since and penalised accordingly.
Moderate on the Flat (53-rated maiden); is fully expected to struggle against a couple of previous winners and some promising types on hurdles debut.
Didn't show much ability on the Flat for George Scott, and was moved on swiftly for £8,000 last December; 50-1 when sixth of 12 (beaten 24L) to Sir Psycho on hurdles debut at Wincanton (1m7½f, good).
With F.Cheyer when a comfortable 5L winner of a 1m3½f bumper at Brehal (France) in August; carries high profile racing silks; note any positive market move on hurdles/stable debut.
Unraced on the Flat for Sir Michael Stoute, and joined Michael Scudamore for £14,000 in June; placed in an Exeter bumper (1m5f) with a similar result on hurdles debut at Catterick (1m7½f) a fortnight ago; cheekpieces are applied.
Flat winner in France at Bordeaux Le Bouscat (1m1½f, heavy); with a high profile owner-trainer combination for hurdles debut; consult the market for the required clues; interesting.
Low 60's-rated Flat maiden (0-10) who admittedly ran his best race in that sphere over 2m at Chepstow in September (second); in rear throughout and ultimately tailed off on Ludlow hurdles debut (2m, soft) three weeks ago.
Linngari filly; 45-rated on the Flat, managing to beat only a handful of rivals in four starts (1m2f-1m6f); it's very much a case of sink or swim on hurdles debut in a competitive affair on paper; look elsewhere.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob|
Goshen (8/11), Goa Lil (11/4), Thyme White (7/2), The Pink'n (8/1), Mr Chua (12/1), Arizona Glory (50/1), Tribal Commander (66/1), Air Hair Lair (66/1), Brass (66/1)
- Thyme White
- Goa Lil
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