15:15 Doncaster Tue 14 January 2020
Won a 2m7f handicap hurdle at Haydock (heavy) 13 months ago, and runner-up off this mark at Plumpton in March. Better than result when fifth to La Cavsa Nostra at Chepstow on chasing debut, and that form has been well advertised since. Interesting.
Was a winner over fences on just his second chase start at Bangor (3m), and placed on all three completed starts since, most recently in a 3¾m handicap at Exeter. Should be thereabouts with visor he wore there retained.
Still a maiden over fences, but has several creditable efforts to his name of late, and not disgraced when fifth of 8 to Ravenhill Road in a 2m5½f handicap at Haydock last time. Eased slightly in class now, and can have no excuses if staying.
Hasn't gone on since a fair third on chase debut at Hereford, but capable of better based on his hurdles form, and won twice between the flags as a 5-y-o, so disappointing if he can't be competitive from falling mark.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss P RobsonJ: Henry Brooke|
Stockburn (2/1), Financial Outcome (9/4), Ballymagroarty Boy (3/1), Nesterenko (3/1), Telson Barley (7/1)
- Ballymagroarty Boy
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