13:35 Catterick Thu 9 January 2020
Decent effort in finishing 13L fourth in a handicap chase over an extended 2m3f at Sedgefield (soft) last time out. Worth a check in the market stepping up markedly in distance.
Well beaten in recent starts including when 29L fifth in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m4f at Huntingdon (good-to-soft) a month ago. More needed back up in trip on chase debut.
Beaten 14L when finishing third of four in a 3m maiden hurdle at Southwell (heavy) last time out. Market support would be notable on handicap and chase debut.
Returning from an absence when finishing a good 5½L third in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m4f at Newcastle (soft) on handicap debut last month. Of interest stepping up in trip on debut over fences.
Showed little in five starts under Rules in Ireland but did win a 3m point-to-point at Kirkistown (soft-to-heavy) in November on his most recent start. Worth a check in the market on chase and stable debut.
Placed twice from five starts over fences and was beaten 20L when finishing fourth in a handicap event over an extended 3m1f at Southwell (heavy) last month. Cheekpieces tried for the first time racing off a 3lb lower mark in this event.
Followed up a 3L victory over an extended 2m7f at Hexham (heavy) on his penultimate start with a 15L third over this trip in a handicap hurdle here last time out. Of interest on just his second start over fences.
Pulled up on all three starts over fences to date including over 3m5f at Fakenham (good-to-soft) at the start of this month. Others make more appeal in this event.
Good 9L third in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Sedgefield (soft) on seasonal debut in November. Disappointed switched to fences when a well beaten eighth at Wetherby (soft) subsequently and wears chekepieces for the first time stepping up in distance.
Returning from nearly three years off the track when finishing 76L last of ten in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m7f at Newcastle (heavy) in November. Others hold stronger claims from out of the handicap on debut over fences.
Maiden after ten starts and is probably best watched racing from out of the handicap having been beaten 32L in a 3m1f handicap chase at Wincanton (good) when last in action back in October.
13 race maiden finished a well held 13th in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m7f at Uttoxeter (soft) at the end of December 2018. Others make more appeal from out of the handicap on chase debut following more than a year off the track.
Beaten 48L when finishing fifth in a maiden hurdle at Carlisle (3m1f, soft) last month on her most recent start. More needed switched to fences and racing from out of the handicap on handicap debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Christian WilliamsJ: Rex Dingle|
Cudgel (3/1), Ask Paddy (5/1), Sammylou (11/2), Mountain Hawk (6/1), L'attendue (7/1), Geordielandgangsta (15/2), Taaffes Castle (12/1), Multipede (12/1), Trimmers Lane (16/1), Misdflight (16/1), Witham (20/1), Zakety Zak (33/1), K O Kenny (33/1), Hediddodinthe (40/1), Stormy Reception (50/1)
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