Dual hurdles winner for this yard who left previous chase exploits in his wake (on back of second wind op) when landing a 20f Hexham handicap in September. However, not in same form at Carlisle since.
On a very long losing run and she's been struggling to get competitive over hurdles/fences in recent months. Does represent a shrewd yard however, and market confidence would look significant.
Improved to make a winning start over fences at Huntingdon (19.8f) in October and similar form from 7 lb higher mark when second at Kempton (20.5f) since. Should give another good account.
Lightly-raced winning hurdler who hasn't convinced upon returning from an absence over fences, albeit getting no further than the second at Fakenham (3m) latest. Still, others preferred. Blinkered.
Point winner who shaped like a stayer in 2 hurdle starts and definite aptitude for this job when fourth in a novices' handicap at Market Rasen (23.8f) 3 weeks ago. Mark looks high enough, though.
Multiple hurdles winner early last year but record decidedly mixed in recent months and not convinced in 2 starts over fences of late. Others preferred.
Winning pointer/hurdler who was set a stiff task but didn't offer much in any case when pulled up on Exeter chase debut (3m) 24 days ago (on back of wind op). This promises to reveal more.
Fair form over hurdles/fences in France and gone close both starts in handicap chase contests in recent weeks, just failing at Stratford (22.5f) latterly. Handy 4-y-o allowance to call upon and claims
Champagne Noir (11/8), Jean Genie (9/4), The Triple Pillar (10/1), Empire De Maulde (10/1), Enry Iggins (12/1), Aasleagh Dawn (12/1), Black Buble (16/1), Brecon Hill (25/1)
JEAN GENIE has been knocking on the door in handicap chase events in recent weeks, just failing to get up at Ffos Las latest, and he can make full use of his handy 4-y-o allowance and come out on top. Champagne Noir looks sure to go well also and rates the lead threat, ahead of The Triple Pillar who remains low mileage.