14:25 Sandown Fri 6 December 2019
Took his chance (odds-on favourite Enrilo disappointed) when making all in a Class 2 Introductory Hurdle at Ludlow (2m5½f, soft) three weeks ago; this race represents a much sterner test under an incurred 3lb penalty.
Useful bumper performer (2-3) who made a relatively seamless winning hurdles debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good); blew out badly on soft ground after taking a keen early tug behind the eventual winner House Island at Ludlow (2m5½f) subsequently.
Jeremy gelding (cost £55,000); easy winner of a Stratford maiden (2m6f, soft) on rules debut and arguably bettered that bare form when third (beaten 3¾L) to Thyme Hill in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (2m5f, soft).
Joined Colin Tizzard for €75,000 in May; gamely fended off Flic Ou Voyou when making a winning rules debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) - solid form; narrowly beaten by Tuesday's Southwell winner Boss Man Fred at Kempton (2m5f, good) since.
Cost £150,000 from the Irish point-to-point scene (brother to On Raglan Road); remains unbeaten following wins at Warwick (bumper) and Carlisle (2m4f, novices' hurdle), sluicing up by 12L at the Cumbrian venue; the sky is the limit.
A fair maiden in point-to-points (left Donnchadh Doyle for £29,000 in May); turned over the well-regarded Cat Tiger (Paul Nicholls) when springing a 33-1 surprise on rules/stable/hurdles debut at Lingfield (2m3½f, heavy).
Bumper winner; creditable third on hurdles debut at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) - form boosted at Newcastle last Saturday; obliged at short odds next time when easily dispatching Captain Woodie & co (Warwick, 2m soft); sole mare in the line-up.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson|
Happygolucky (9/4), Ofalltheginjoints (7/2), Emmas Joy (7/2), Overthetop (13/2), Up The Straight (7/1), Enrilo (10/1), House Island (20/1)
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