12:30 Aintree Sat 7 December 2019
Made a very encouraging start to life over fences with wins at Huntingdon and Kelso. It's a slight concern she hasn't been seen for more than a year but she's interesting enough and any market support is worth noting.
Won back-to-back handicaps last season and getting back down towards his last winning mark following some below par efforts. Hard to fancy having been tailed off at Wetherby last time but rates as the type to bounce back at some stage.
Made it three wins from his last four starts on seasonal return at Exeter in October. Disappointing when bidding to follow that up in a warm race at Ascot since but rates as the type to bounce back.
Very impressive debut over fences at Huntingdon in October on his seasonal return. An 11lb higher handicap mark will make life tougher in this deeper contest but he may yet have more to give over the larger obstacles and isn't rules out.
Hasn't won since a Wetherby success in October 2018 and hasn't been in anything like that sort of form since, pulled up on each of his last three starts. Has become well-handicapped but impossible to recommend at present.
Won three races over fences last season and returned with a solid effort at Ayr on his seasonal reappearance last month. Gave the impression he would come on for that run and he's a live player from the same mark here.
Hereford winner in November 2018 and returned to action with a very encouraging third of 11 at Newbury last month (may have won if not making a mistake at the last). Only up 1lb and he's a fascinating contender here with an unexposed profile.
Showed some promise in his short hurdles career and bolted up on his debut over fences at Kempton. The third from that run has boosted the form by winning since and while he's up 14lb for the win, he could be anything at this stage of his career.
Really struggled in Ireland when switched to Gordon Elliot and yet to show anything in two runs for this new stable last year. Returns from a lengthy absence and readily opposed.
Got his head back in front at Plumpton on his second start of the season, the scene of his only other win over fences. Still relatively low mileage and while not the most consistent, he's not ruled out in receipt of plenty of weight from his rivals.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies|
Sammy Bill (5/2), Rebel Royal (3/1), Amoola Gold (9/2), Duhallow Lad (15/2), Cap St Vincent (8/1), Cracking Find (11/1), Lake Takapuna (14/1), Monsieur Co (14/1), Fixed Rate (16/1), Acdc (33/1), Charmix (66/1)
- Sammy Bill
- Amoola Gold
- Rebel Royal
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