14:35 Taunton Thu 12 December 2019
Returned from well over two years off the track with a 10L victory under this rider in a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Fontwell (soft) in October. One to note despite an 11lb rise in the weights.
Ran well when beaten 10L in finishing third in a 2m2f handicap chase at Fontwell (good) in October. Disappointed at Ascot (2m3f, good-to-soft) next time out however and is worth a check in the market on return to hurdling.
Twice a winner over this C&D in the spring and drops markedly in grade having finished 19½L last of seven in a Listed novice hurdle at Kempton (2m, good) on seasonal debut in October. Cheekpieces tried for the first time.
Returning from wind surgery when finishing a good ½L second in a 2m event on handicap debut at Kempton (good-to-soft) last month. Raised 3lb for that effort and cheekpieces worn for the first time that day are retained.
Novice hurdle winner on soft ground in December last year and has placed on the Flat subsequently. Well beaten on hurdles return over an extended 2m at Cheltenham (good-to-soft) in October however and others make more appeal.
Beaten 65L when finishing sixth in a 3m2f handicap chase at Newbury (good-to-soft) in March. Dropping markedly in distance returning to hurdles on seasonal reappearance.
Stepped up on seasonal debut when finishing runner-up in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m4f at Plumpton (soft) last month. Promising conditional in the saddle and is interesting despite racing off a 4lb higher mark.
Placed on both starts since returning from wind surgery including when finishing third over 2m4f at Wincanton (good-to-soft) last time out. Raised 1lb for that effort and looks likely to run his race once more.
Performed well when a neck second on handicap and seasonal debut over an extended 2m2f at Exeter (good) in October. Disappointed next time and is worth a check in the market on this occasion.
Finished third over an extended 2m here the last twice including on good-to-soft ground at the end of last month. Interesting to see how he fares stepping up in distance.
Promising 14½L fourth in an eight runner handicap hurdle over 2m on seasonal reappearance at Sandown (heavy) last month. Races off a 2lb lower mark here but looks the stable second string on jockey bookings.
Registered two victories over an extended 2m3f at Chepstow in April. Struggled in two starts this campaign however and races off a mark 8lb higher than for his most recent success.
Maiden hurdle winner over an extended 1m7f on good-to-firm ground at Wincanton in May. Improved on handicap debut when finishing fifth over an extended 2m here last month. Worth a check in the market stepping up in distance.
Placed third in a novices' handicap chase at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) on stable debut in October but finished well beaten at Kempton (2m2f, good) the following month. Races off a 9lb lower mark on his return to hurdles.
Placed in a couple of point-to-points and showed signs of ability in three hurdles starts so far. Beaten 22L when third of six over an extended 1m7f at Southwell (heavy) last time out and is worth a check in the market on handicap debut.
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