13:45 Musselburgh Mon 9 December 2019
A four-time winner over fences. His last success came at Ffos Las (2m) four starts ago. Could only finish fifth of seven on his last performance at Kelso (2m1f). Has been eased 2lb in the weights. One for the shortlist off this mark.
Recorded back-to-back wins over fences at the back end of last season at this course (2m4½f) and Kelso (2m1f) respectively. Was second of eight over this C&D on his latest outing, albeit 10L off the winner. One to consider.
A winner over fences in France. Came close to his first success in the UK last time when he was second of six at Fakenham over the extended 2m distance. Remains off the same mark. Leading contender.
His last success was at Newton Abbot (2m5f) in July 2018. Since then his form has taken a big dip. Has yet to be competitive in his three outings this season, including when he was seventh of eight over this C&D on his latest run. Hard to fancy.
Prevailed over fences at Nantes in France in June 2018. Has appeared five times in the UK without success so far. He was sixth of eight at Kelso (2m1f) last time out. Can't be ignored off this new low mark.
Is on a losing stretch which goes back to November 2017 when he scored at Kelso (2m1f). Has been well held on his two runs in the campaign so far, including when he was fifth of 12 at Catterick (2m3f) on his latest effort. Others appeal more.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K DalgleishJ: B S Hughes|
Defi Sacre (1/1), Sporting Press (2/1), Chain Of Beacons (11/1), Middlebrow (12/1), Effet Special (14/1), Sword Of Fate (25/1)
- Defi Sacre
- Sporting Press
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