13:45 Chepstow Fri 17 January 2020
Course winner in November (2m, soft; 11-10f) and since run well (third) in strong Kempton novice hurdle at Christmas (conceding weight). Caught for toe that afternoon and step up in trip looks way to go with former point-to-point winner.
Didn't achieve much in pair of bumpers at Exeter and Newcastle, 40-1 chance and beaten 44L on hurdles bow at Exeter on New Year's Day (2m1f, soft); needs a good size step forward.
Wide margin Irish point-to-point winner on debut, left clear. Cost £200,000 and improved on second start over timber at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy; 13-2) to be second. Could have place claims.
Ex-Irish maiden, beaten just under 20L over minimum trip at Wincanton earlier in the month having gone off a 200-1 chance. Much more needed.
Point-to-point winner, showed his temperament when refusing to race at Ludlow in February last; unable to sustain effort from the front over 2m (heavy; 66-1) here this month on return from 320-day absence. Should be sharper for that effort.
By Derby winner Pour Moi out of a mare who won twice on the Flat. Not spotted since debut under rules in a bumper at Ludlow in October 2018 (fourth of seven) in a hood (retained now). Has changed hands since, hurdles bow.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss R CurtisJ: S Bowen|
Getaway Fred (8/13), Fado Des Brosses (11/8), Kepagge (7/4), Echo Du Large (20/1), Brophies Doll (66/1), Thedancingman (66/1), Hanna Hvar (66/1)
- Getaway Fred
- Fado Des Brosses
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