14:15 Chepstow Fri 17 January 2020
Some fair form point-to-point form but well down the field on bumper debut at Exeter last month (2m1f, soft; 25-1); may do better for jumping test now.
Warwick bumper winner on testing ground in December 2017, some good efforts over timber last season (second twice at this track over 2m3½f/2m7½f) before being outclassed in Aintree Grade 1. Off since but sets the standard back here.
Modest form in bumpers, was making seasonal return/hurdles debut here last month over 2m3½f when tailed off as a 125-1 chance. Hard to be enthusiastic on evidence to date.
Ran into an easy winner at Leicester (2m4½f, heavy; 9-2) last month on rules/hurdles bow, but well clear of the remainder and this point-to-point winner should have no concern over this longer journey; in the mix.
Outran odds of 100-1 in Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March and has shaped well both starts since returning for hurdles career. 15L second of three finishers in Warwick maiden (2m5f, heavy; 8-1) last month and needs extra to open account.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson|
Kingsplace (6/4), Port Of Mars (2/1), Some Detail (2/1), Mr Woolley (40/1), Enormouse (100/1)
- Port Of Mars
- Some Detail
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