14:10 Bangor-on-Dee Fri 13 December 2019
Twice a winner and five times placed in an ultra consistent 2019 campaign. Winner again at Ayr last time out over 3m½f on soft ground and even upped to this career-high mark he looks the one they all have to beat.
Took advantage of mark at the time 10lb lower over hurdles when successful at Aintree on return before rallying for fifth at Ascot latest over 2m7½f. C&D winner in the past and revels in testing going so hopes high of another bold bid.
Off for 479 days between Worcester second (2m4f) on hurdles debut and Stratford fourth (2m6f) in October. Open to improvement especially as he didn't jump too well latest and market a useful guide on handicap bow.
Ended a long losing run last time out as he hacked up as favourite in a very weak 3m3f handicap at Sedgefield. Less emphasis on stamina today but conditions will help and he merits respect once more.
2m4½f Ayr maiden winner last month held subsequently under a penalty but as a former 3m point-to-point scorer he should appreciate the step up to 3m on handicap debut. Market a help today.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes|
Doc Penfro (9/4), Victory Echo (5/2), Same Circus (11/4), Bryden Boy (9/2), Justatenner (9/1)
- Same Circus
- Doc Penfro
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