13:05 Plumpton Wed 15 January 2020
- Ed 'I've Backed Another Winner' Darks 40th Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)
- 1m 7f 195y,
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Consistent stayer on the Flat, finally getting off the mark over 2m at Lingfield in August. Stepped up on hurdling debut when 15L second to 130 rated winner at Fontwell last month on heavy ground and should have more to come.
Has shown very little in pair of soft ground bumpers and needs to improve plenty for switch to hurdles here though trainer has her string in decent form.
Close fourth in 1m4f bumper on sole start in France. 33/1 and always in rear on hurdling debut at Taunton last month.Tongue-tie on for the first time now and likely to be of interest further down the line.
Off the mark in emphatic fashion on final Flat start when trained in Ireland over 1m4f. Joined current connections for £33,000 subsequently and 28L fourth of nine on hurdling debut here. The winner and third have both won since to frank the form.
Made all and impressive on bumper debut at Fontwell, and ran up to that form when runner-up at Ascot in November. Bit disappointing in tongue-tie (left off here) last time but that was a Listed contest and has to be respected for hurdling debut.
Tailed off at big prices in two runs in the autumn and has been withdrawn twice on heavy ground since. Very hard to make a positive case for.
Moderate form in Irish Point-to-points and has regressed in that sphere since a third in October. Now switches to hurdles and for new trainer and only of interest if money speaks in her favour.
Last Year's Winner
Kid Commando (5/6), Cogital (3/1), Hit The Rocks (9/2), Flou Artsistique (10/1), Counteract (20/1), Pirate Sam (50/1), Queen Among Kings (66/1)
- Kid Commando
- Hit The Rocks
Next Race Off
David Ord bagged a Tuesday winner and Matt Brocklebank heads to Kempton for the Daily Nap on Wednesday with Amy Murphy tipped to send out a winner on the Flat.
David Clough makes Ginger Fox his best Wednesday bet and has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK.
Matt Brocklebank is keen to get a couple of horses on side for Cheltenham before they potentially enhance their credentials this weekend.