15:45 Huntingdon Fri 10 January 2020
- Weatherbys Scientific Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 137y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
- 14 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Run well on both starts this campaign including when 6L second over this trip at Doncaster (good-to-soft) last time out. One to note racing off the same mark in this contest.
Failed to finish on her last three starts over fences but the return to hurdling appeared to suit when finishing 10½L fourth over an extended 2m5f at Fontwell (soft) last time out. Worth a check in the market in this event.
C&D winner was returning from a lengthy absence but still held claims when brought down three from home in a 2m7f handicap hurdle at Exeter (soft) at the start of November. Notable runner in this race.
Promising 14L fourth in a novice hurdle over an extended 2m at Doncaster (soft) last month. Market support would be notable stepping back up in distance on first start in handicap company.
Fair fourth to a useful looking rival in a 2m4f point-to-point at Bangor (good-to-soft) in February. Well held in three starts under Rules however but better ground forecast here should suit on handicap debut.
Beaten 69L when finishing fourth of five in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Ffos Las (heavy) on debut for this yard at the end of November. Races off a mark 2lb lower than for his most recent victory.
Finished third on both starts this campaign including when beaten 3½L in a small field handicap hurdle over an extended 1m7f at Leicester (heavy) last time. Cheekpieces worn for the first time that day are retained stepping up in distance.
Dual winner last spring but has struggled in two starts since returning from a break most recently when 48L last of 12 over an extended 2m at Newbury (soft) last month. Now back down to her last winning mark.
Winner on the AW over 1m2f in September 2017 but has struggled in the main over hurdles including when 61L eighth over an extended 2m4f on good ground here last time out. Others make more appeal.
Failed to figure when beaten 48L into 11th in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m5f at Hereford (good) in October when returning from a break. Probably best watched on first start in nearly three months.
Ten race maiden ran well when finishing a neck second in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m1f at Fontwell (soft) a month ago. Races off a 4lb higher mark here and is one for the shortlist on this occasion.
Making his seasonal debut when finishing 45L seventh in a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m4f at Market Rasen (heavy) in November. Probably best watched as he seeks a first victory since March 2017.
Point-to-point winner recorded her best effort under Rules when finishing 14½L fourth in a 3m1f handicap hurdle on good ground here in November. First start since wind surgery that day and is interesting down in trip.
Seven race maiden has failed to complete in both starts this campaign including when slipping up over an extended 2m3f at Hereford (heavy) a week ago. Others make more appeal racing from out of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A W CarrollJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.|
El Kaldoun (7/2), Moonlit Sea (9/2), Sea Story (6/1), Timetobenefit (10/1), Dalaman (10/1), Ratoute Yutty (10/1), Battlebrave (14/1), Raise Your Shades (14/1), Just So Cool (14/1), Arcadian Sea (16/1), Shah An Shah (16/1), Go To Court (20/1), Our Rockstar (20/1), Bowie (25/1), Bitasweetsymphony (25/1)
- Moonlit Sea
- El Kaldoun
- Just So Cool
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