13:40 Wetherby Sat 11 January 2020
Concedes weight away to all of his rivals, after improving from hurdles debut over C&D in what was a fair contest to get off the mark over hurdles at Hereford (2m3f; soft). Penalty makes life harder, but he is in the mix.
Beaten a total of 41-length into fifth on hurdles debut at Sedgefield (2m; soft) last month, after posting an encouraging effort when fourth on debut in a bumper at Kelso (2m; heavy). Likely to need further experience.
0-4 in bumpers, and was tailed-off at Southwell (2m; soft) last month. Now makes hurdles debut, but two most recent runs leave him with a bit to prove. Others look far more solid with that in mind.
Been well-beaten on each of his three hurdle starts behind well-regarded sorts such as Ribble Valley & Kiltealy Briggs. Looks to be up against it again in this though, in what is a competitive affair.
Holds some high-class bumper form to his name, including when runner-up in the Spring Sale Bumper at Newbury (2m; good to soft) to Get In The Queue. Worth another chance after making a low-key hurdles debut, in this slightly weaker contest.
0-4 on the flat. Sent off at 100-1 on hurdles debut at Catterick (2m3f; soft) over this trip when always towards the rear of the field. Masses to prove off the back of that, and can be readily opposed.
Bumper-scorer who made a winning start to life over hurdles when a three-length winner at Plumpton (2m4f; heavy) two months ago. Not seen since, which raises a question mark. Looks a major player nonetheless in an uncompetitive race.
Posted a promising start to life over hurdles when third behind the long odds-on Lemon T at Newcastle on her penultimate start. Got no further than the first at that track last week. Turned out quickly again, but this is more competitive.
Last Year's Winner
Dhowin (7/4), Penny Mallow (2/1), Prince Llywelyn (9/4), Itsnotyouitsme (12/1), Hart Of Steel (33/1), Our Promise (40/1), Inexorable (66/1), Rip Van Go (250/1)
- Prince Llywelyn
- Penny Mallow
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