13:55 Musselburgh Fri 17 January 2020
Wetherby scorer (2m3f, soft) last month and backed that up with another good effort at Carlisle (2m), after a 6lb rise. Nudged up another 4lb and tackling a much longer trip, but still looks a serious contender.
Dropped markedly in the weights and well backed before landing a 2½m handicap chase here earlier in the month. Strong at the finish for that easy win, and well worth a try at this trip.
Soundly beaten in two chase starts last month, and makes little appeal on that basis, but worth a market check given shrewd yard has seen fit to send him over from Ireland.
Winner over hurdles at Perth in May, and in second place when falling at the last on chase debut at Kelso. Hasn't gone on after that experience, though, and others appear stronger on balance.
Twice a winner over hurdles here, and well treated on form of those wins, but below best of late, and he's failed to match his hurdles form in several previous attempts over fences.
Failed to complete on both starts in Irish point-to-points, and has achieved little in three qualifying runs over hurdles. May do better, but opening mark demands huge improvement.
Just 2lb higher than when winning at Perth in September, but this is a stronger contest, and she comes here having run poorly over C&D at the start of the month.
Last Year's Winner
High Noon (15/8), Warendorf (5/2), Buckled (9/2), Mr Jacaranda (8/1), Emirat De Catana (9/1), Lady London (22/1), Mill Island (33/1)
- High Noon
- Mr Jacaranda
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