13:45 Newbury Wed 15 January 2020
Well on top at the finish at Haydock last time, overcoming a couple of mistakes along the way, and won't mind any further rain based on that win; likely to have more to offer and looks the one to beat again here.
Looked a useful prospect when winning a bumper and hurdle last year, and thrown in at the deep end in a Grade 1 hurdle at Punchestown on final start of last year; chase debut had too many mistakes for comfort, but can surely improve on that here.
Second to the useful Baddesley Knight at Wincanton back in November but unseated efforts either side of that hardly inspire confidence; might find this ground plenty soft enough for his liking too, and others preferred.
Making up into a useful chaser now, often travels strongly in his races and only went down by a neck over C&D to an improver last time out; up 4lb for that but conditions clearly no problem, and looks a threat to all.
Last Year's Winner
|The Russian Doyen||6||11-8||5/6|
|T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden|
Precious Cargo (5/6), Moonlighter (7/2), Vado Forte (4/1), Champagne Platinum (7/1), Champagne City (16/1)
- Vado Forte
- Precious Cargo
- Champagne Platinum
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