14:05 Haydock Sat 18 January 2020
Second in the Grade 2 bumper at Aintree las season and taken well to hurdling, winning 3-4 starts. Impressive C&D Listed winner in November and while that form hasn't held up, has been aimed at this since. Respected.
Placed in three bumpers but unbeaten in two starts over timber. Beat a Grade 1 winner at Wincanton in November before backing that up at Aintree (2m1f) last month. The leading contender on form.
Was on a roll, winning four starts on the bounce in handicap company around northern tracks (all 2m) but bombed out at Musselburgh (2m) on latest start. Faces stiffest task to date now.
Progressive novice who hosed up at Ffos Las (2m, soft) two starts ago before runner-up behind smart sort at Cheltenham (2m) in December. May have more improvement on offer.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen|
Thebannerkingrebel (1/1), Edwardstone (13/8), Stolen Silver (9/2), Snookered (22/1)
- Stolen Silver
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