14:45 Fakenham Fri 14 February 2020
Top yard has won this race 3 times in last 8 years. Looks exciting prospect and unbeaten in both hurdles starts since moving over from France. Holds Supreme Novices' entry and surely has to win here to remain on course for that Grade 1 contest.
Fair sort placed in Listed bumper last term. Scored at Huntingdon in November on hurdles bow then faded fast on easy ground having looked dangerous 2 out when well beaten at Kempton latest. Going has to be a concern on evidence of latest display.
Unexposed French bred gelding who shaped with promise on debut for current yard at Plumpton, tiring late on after 366 day absence. Should strip fitter but needs to show more to trouble likely market leader.
Winning debut in Worcester bumper in September and fair third under penalty time after. Tailed off on hurdles bow on soft at Ffos Las last time, spokesperson saying horse needed sounder surface. Conditions may not be ideal and has a bit to prove.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville|
Fix Sun (1/6), Fraternel (8/1), Book Of Invasions (11/1), Leroy Brown (20/1)
- Fix Sun
- Leroy Brown