13:40 Sedgefield Fri 6 December 2019
Done most of his winning at 2m4f but stepped up to score over 3m1f at Catterick in February. Unseated rider when held at Wetherby last month on reappearance and remains 6lb higher than most recent success. Represents last year's winning yard.
Previous C&D winner who was third in last season's Durham National here over extra 3f. 5lb lower now and needs to improve on tailed off reappearance over hurdles at Carlisle six weeks ago. Likes it here though.
Fair run latest on just second start for this yard when second over C&D last month off this mark on first run for five months. Should strip fitter now and looks a contender under top jockey.
Three-time winner for David Dennis at up to 3m1f. Handles testing ground, but not seen since finishing third over C&D in January and may well improve for this first start back.
Maiden who showed some placed form in spring 2018 but has run poorly last four starts and had two wind surgeries along the way. Looks risky proposition on recent evidence.
Landed heavy ground 3m novice handicap chase at Warwick last December and was fair second off this mark at Southwell in March. Three poor runs since then temper confidence and others make more appeal despite addition of first-time cheekpieces.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Micky HammondJ: A P Cawley|
Agamemmon (5/4), Justforjames (5/1), Rollerball Rocco (11/2), Crank Em Up (15/2), Parsonal (15/2), Boric (9/1)
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