12:40 Wetherby Sat 7 December 2019
- Watch Racing TV On Sky426 Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 85y,
- 14 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Has shown nothing in three runs on the Flat and hurdles since returning from a lengthy absence including tongue-tie last time (retained here) and needs this switch to fences to transform him.
Progressed over hurdles with two wins in the spring. Found 2m too sharp on last months chasing debut at Chepstow but showed promise and three winners have already come from that race. This is a big drop in class and looks sure to play leading role.
Second over this trip at Wincanton over hurdles in January was his stand out effort but yet to complete in two tries over fences and needs to brush his jumping up.
Did land a couple of point-to-points in early 2018 but regressive form in trio of novice hurdles and plenty to prove on chasing debut following a years absence.
Was on the downgrade when trained by Emma Lavelle and no better on debut for this yard. Cheekpieces now tried but hard to fancy on evidence to date.
Maiden over hurdles and has shown little to date. Withdrawn in the past on soft ground so not hard to look elsewhere.
Poor form in three runs over hurdles (with Harry Fry prior to last run) but does have experience in point-to-point field and his second in April 2018 was a decent effort amongst some smart types. Now goes chasing and market watch strongly advised.
Best effort over fences when 2L third over 2m at Hexham last time when well clear of the remainder. Shaped as though the return to this trip may help and not without a chance.
Veteran who has not been seen over fences since 2016 and recent form over hurdles in Ireland is not encouraging. Now with Rebecca Menzies but lots to prove.
Showed a modicum of ability in the past but since chasing debut his form has gone rapidly downhill and not hard to pass over on recent evidence.
Won at Sedgefield over hurdles last term and again showed her liking for that course with a creditable third there at this trip on comeback run. Now goes chasing and type to do well in this sphere so respected.
No form in three novice hurdles but did land a soft ground point-to-point last spring and interesting now going chasing off a very lowly mark mark. Market should prove informative.
Normally seen over further and on good ground and his Cartmel second in summer of 2018 is his only piece of real form but efforts since suggest this will prove beyond him.
Modest form over hurdles including handicaps lately and now switches to fences but overall form gives him lots to find and needs this switch to inspire.
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