14:15 Newcastle Thu 12 December 2019
Bumper winner who was runner-up on his first two starts in handicaps for Warren Greatrex in early 2018/19, but below form on last two starts for that yard before being sold cheaply. Bit to prove for new connections.
Now 4lb lower than when a fair third at Wetherby (2m, good/soft) in March, but below form on all three starts this season. Drops in class with a tongue tie fitted, and feasible that she will bounce back in a modest contest.
Standout effort when third over fences at Kelso in September. Soundly beaten otherwise, however, and hard to back with confidence on this handicap debut, for all he can't be taken lightly.
Scored at Sedgefield last term, but she has been below her best this season, albeit not disgraced. This is an easier task than some she's faced, but she does need to put her best foot forward, nonetheless.
Veteran who wins his share, although on something of a barren run. Has had wind surgery since running badly at Hexham last month, and that could be a catalyst for a return to form. Well handicapped if that is the case.
Showed a fair level of ability in qualifying, although yet to build on that in three handicap runs. Assessor quick to relent, however, and he's very fairly treated if bouncing back.
Quirky sort who ran his best race in a while when winning well at Sedgefield in October. Typically failed to back that up at Hexham next time, however, and he's not one to take short odds about.
Unproven beyond 7f on the Flat, and has not offered a great deal of encouragement so far over hurdles. easy enough to pass him over again.
Front-runner who is operating below her best at present, although has still performed respectably in her last three starts in similar events, and perhaps the removal of her usual hood will prove decisive.
Has bits and pieces of form over timber which would give him place claims, but he is not progressing at present, and his latest effort was very poor.
Soundly beaten in bumpers and on all three starts over hurdles, and while he may do better now handicapping at a lowly level, it's not easy to make any kind of case for him on form,
Placed just once in 16 starts over hurdles, and while he would look well treated on the pick of his efforts in this sphere, he's not easy to support on recent evidence.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Julia BrookeJ: Ross Chapman|
Calliope (9/2), Flaming Glory (6/1), Pistol (13/2), Ilaya (7/1), Hey Bob (7/1), Canny Style (8/1), Outback Blue (8/1), Oceanus (8/1), King's Coinage (9/1), The Black Squirrel (12/1), Donald Dux (16/1), Old Jewry (20/1), Spirit Of Dreams (66/1)
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