14:40 Plumpton Wed 15 January 2020
- Download The Free Timeform App Conditional Jockeys' Veterans' Handicap Chase (Class 3)
- 3m 1f 152y,
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Had an excellent campaign last term but hasn't hit the same heights so far this season. This a slight drop in class and perhaps a return to a track where he won the Sussex National in 2017 and ran well in defeat last term, may help.
Looked like been a smart handicapper a few years back but there have been a few false dawns since though Newbury fourth last time was a step in the right direction and if building on that would be a danger to all.
Very good second in the valuable Grand National Trial at Punchestown in February but has gone the wrong way since and left Joseph O'Brien for £9,000 in September. Rare jumps runner for Irish trainer who does well with the Flat horses he brings over.
Has totally lost his way, failing to complete in last four runs, but does like it here and hopes rest on a return to a track where her has won on his last two visits though heavy ground possibly not ideal.
One-time decent staying handicap chaser who was well at home on soft ground, but hasn't been since a Point-to-point in 2018 and hard to know what to expect coming back under rules as a teenager.
Regular visitor here and his second over 3m4f at the track in November would put him in the mix but poor effort on return here last month and not the easiest to predict.
Off the mark over fences at the 22nd attempt over C&D last month when getting home in a driving finish and although this demands more, does receive plenty of weight from his rivals and at least comes here in decent form.
Last Year's Winner
Tzar De L'Elfe (2/1), Antony (7/2), Victors Serenade (5/1), Wishmoor (7/1), Morney Wing (15/2), Dylanseoghan (8/1), Holbrook Park (12/1)
- Tzar De L'Elfe
- Morney Wing
David Ord is looking to continue our good recent run with a Wetherby specialist at the West Yorkshire track on Thursday.
Matthew Rennie makes Merryweather his best bet for Thursday and has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.
Ashley Iveson has a tip for every race at Kempton this evening while we also have all the market movers.