13:55 Southwell Mon 13 January 2020
Winning hurdler but well beaten at big prices in similar events to this at Newcastle at both 1m and 1m4½f the last twice. Easy to oppose.
Lightly raced son of Sea The Stars tailed off in lone bumper and little impression in a 1m maiden at Newcastle last month. Perhaps this trip will suit better but hard to fancy.
Unplaced in 13 races having tried hurdles, fences and Flat racing all with little ability shown. Again hard to fancy.
Maiden of both codes was second when last seen on the Flat for Gordon Elliott although that over two years ago. Repeat of that effort may win this but three desperate efforts since joining this yard temper enthusiasm.
Third on debut and fourth latest beaten just over 1L at Newcastle over 1m4½f despite ducking right at the start and getting hampered 2f out. Leading player here providing he handles this deeper surface.
Best recent effort when fourth over this trip at Newcastle, and had wind surgery subsequently. Below form on latest start, but could easily do better, for all he ran poorly on his previous visit here.
100/1 and beaten 30L on debut in a race where Harbour Front was a close fourth. Makes no appeal.
Never better than sixth in nine races to date so easy enough to oppose here with the first-time hood the only real glimmer of hope.
Placed in six of her 10 starts so far including a sound third on soft ground at Bath when last seen in October. Ought to appreciate this surface and probably just about brings the best form to the table.
Last Year's Winner
Harbour Front (9/4), Luck Of Clover (9/4), Straitouttacompton (11/4), Sea Me Win (5/1), Sometimes A Fox (14/1), Drums Of War (28/1), Ska Ridge (33/1), Vale Of Rock (50/1), Mount Barina (100/1)
- Harbour Front
- Luck Of Clover
- Sometimes A Fox
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