16:00 Ludlow Thu 16 January 2020
The only winner in the field, but concedes weight away all round as a result. Form of the bumper he won at Fakenham (2m; good) is strong with the runner-up winning twice since. This looks a good opportunity for him to maintain his unbeaten record.
£35,000 three-year-old who is a half-brother to three winners. Won a point-to-point at Dromahane (3m; yielding to soft) in November. Now makes rules debut for yard with 15% strike-rate in bumpers. Market check advised with this newcomer.
Yard operating at an impressive 42% strike-rate over the last two weeks. Booking of champion jockey is an added plus for this son of Getaway. Looked to be getting the hang of things late on when third in a AW bumper on debut.
Broke his duck at the sixth attempt in point-to-points when successful at Barbury (2m4f; good to soft) last month. Difficult to assess the strength of that form but he cost €40,000 as a three-year-old and is a half-brother to a 2m4f hurdle winner.
Newcomer by Notnowcato. €15,000 three-year-old. Half-brother to 2m hurdle/chase winner Lake Field. Stable not renowned for having winning newcomers, but he should still be monitored in the market.
By Mahler. Sales price rose from €12,500 as a foal to €20,000 as a three-year-old. Not a standout on paper, but yard do well with runners in bumpers and they are among the winners at present (5-28 in the last 14 days).
Daughter of Midnight Legend. Has more of a flat pedigree so this trip is likely to suit on debut. Unlikely to feature prominently for yard who haven't had a winner for 628 days (had 52 runners in that time).
Mare by Sans Frontieres. Cost £26,000 as a three-year-old. Dam was unplaced in bumpers but was a full sister to the smart bumper/hurdle/chase winner O O Seven. Represents trainer/jockey combo firing on all cylinders at present.
Yard going well at present but difficult to see this son of Proclamation making a winning debut. Related to more staying types, so this trip may be on the sharp side on debut, and his dam was unplaced in bumpers.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews|
Getaway Luv (11/4), Litigate (3/1), Miss Farage (11/2), One True King (8/1), You Name Him (8/1), Owbeg (9/1), Castle Robin (11/1), Riggs (12/1), Midnight Makeover (100/1), Bay Of Intrigue (100/1)
- Getaway Luv
- Miss Farage
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