12:40 Warwick Sat 11 January 2020
Still a maiden in five starts under Rules but he's shown ability and he was only narrowly denied at Stratford back in July; gave the impression he may appreciate a step up in trip subsequently though.
A maiden after five starts under Rules and doesn't look particularly well-handicapped on the form that saw him finish fifth of 13 at Uttoxeter when last seen in May; may have improved in the interim though.
Bumper winner at this venue but has failed to build on that over hurdles since. Last of 10 here when last seen in May and has another absence to overcome; others preferred.
Useful on the Flat and gives the impression we may not have seen the best of him over hurdles just yet. Feasibly handicapped and first-time cheekpieces are a potential source of improvement.
Moderate on the Flat and shown nothing over hurdles to date, including yard debut last time; no signs he's well handicapped, despite a 5lb drop from the handicapper.
Beaten a long way at big prices on all five of her career starts. Would do better if she settled better and her effort last time wasn't devoid of encouragement but hard to fancy regardless.
Didn't take to the larger obstacles but showed he could be a threat in this sort of grade when second of 16 at Taunton in November. Each-way claims if he can build on that, despite a 4lb higher mark.
Useful on the Flat for Kevin Prendergast, winning a maiden at Leopardstown. However, well beaten in two starts over timber and disappointed when sent off at odds of just 11/4 over C&D last time out.
Wide margin winner at Uttoxeter in May but disappointed next time at Southwell. Returned with a more promising effort at Hereford in November though and a drop back in trip could be to his benefit here.
Showed promise over fences last season despite not getting his head in front but it's been a different story this campaign, barely beating a rival home and failing to finish twice (tailed off on only other start); hard to recommend on that evidence.
Moderate on the Flat, as seen when beaten a long way at Southwell earlier in the week and has failed to hit the frame in five starts over hurdles; others preferred.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs Caroline BaileyJ: James Bowen|
Bard Of Brittany (7/2), Manor Park (4/1), Milanstorm (11/2), Elton Des Mottes (13/2), Motashakel (7/1), Made For You (7/1), Twycross Warrior (15/2), Bathiva (10/1), Megalodon (14/1), Secret Beri (50/1), Bonjour Steve (50/1), Easkey Lad (100/1)
- Manor Park
- Bard Of Brittany
- Elton Des Mottes
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