15:30 Ludlow Thu 16 January 2020
Makes stable debut after achieving nothing when in the care of Oliver Greenall. Kept decent company when trained in France, but that was in late 2018. Plenty to prove as he makes debut as a hunter chaser. Best watched.
Makes debut in the hunter chase sphere for the first time, but has a point to prove on seasonal reappearance given he was pulled-up at Wincanton (3m1f; good) on his final start of last season. Others look less risky.
Enters this grade for the first time, and should enjoy plenty of success if none the worse for long absence. Hasn't been seen since finishing sixth in the Summer Plate at Market Rasen (2m5f; good) in July 2018. May not need to be at best to win.
Smart when at his very best, but you would have to go back five years ago to find his best form. Seven-length behind Bletchley Castle (finished second) at Cottenham (3m; good) on second run back from a break. Difficult to see him reversing the form.
Sole taste of success came three starts ago at Cocklebarrow (2m4f; good) in January 2019. Showed he still possesses some ability when runner-up at Larkhill (3m; good) last month. Tough task against classier rivals however.
Last Year's Winner
|Road To Rome||9||12-2||2/1|
|T: J J O'SheaJ: Mr W Biddick|
Alcala (4/9), Ballynagour (7/2), Dieu Vivant (7/1), Cut The Corner (10/1), Bletchley Castle (10/1), Magna Sam (20/1), Wizards Bridge (33/1)
- Cut The Corner
- Bletchley Castle
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