12:35 Lingfield Mon 13 January 2020
Good ground Killarney bumper winner for Joseph O'Brien; absent since finishing a respectable third to Whenurgoodurgood in a Killarney maiden hurdle (2m4f) in July; has since joined Tim Vaughan for £10,000.
Runner-up for Donnchadh Doyle in a 3m point at Dromahane (soft) prior to changing hands for £66,000; raced keenly (33-1) when a weakening sixth of 13 to Fiddlerontheroof at Sandown in December (2m, heavy); these are calmer waters.
With Andrew Balding when winning on the Flat at Hamilton (1m4f, soft) in September 2018; left that trainer not long afterwards for 50,000gns; was challenging the winner (1-3f Neff) when falling two out at Fontwell (2m1½f, heavy) on Boxing Day.
Fell with the race seemingly at his mercy on sole point-to-point start (Tyrella); drops back in trip after finishing a weakening fifth to Hurricane Harvey on hurdles debut at Ludlow (2m5½f, soft); still very early days with Nigel Twiston-Davies.
Showed a strong level of form to win an Exeter bumper (2m1f, good/soft) around this time last year; has made a solid start to life over hurdles (Newbury & Haydock) and ought to prove capable of winning a race of this nature.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W GreatrexJ: G Sheehan|
Young Lieutenant (4/9), Black Gerry (3/1), Baboin (16/1), Waitonit (20/1), Soldier To Follow (20/1), Moynihans Girl (66/1)
- Young Lieutenant
- Soldier To Follow
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