2.25 2m4f Class 4 Novices Hurdle – Remastered 11/4
Impressive displays on his first 2 starts for David Pipe, the first in a bumper at Chepstow when beating Kateson who’s since impressed himself over hurdles with a dominate win in a Class 3 and then a close 3rd in a Grade 1 behind the Ballymore favourite and hype horse Champ.
Remastered then built on that with a good display over hurdles, he won with plenty in hand and although he didn’t beat a lot he still showed his class and a liking for this track in the process, his next performance wasn’t so great when a well beaten 5th, he did go a bit quick upfront and possibly the sharp trip finding him out, not all was lost with the form of the race looking pretty strong and now upped in trip to 2m4f for the first time against much weaker competition should see him revive his progressive career.
2.45 3m Class 3 Handicap Hurdle – Captain Cargo 7/2
Broke his duck on the fourth time of asking over hurdles in a 0-135 at Warwick, he took the lead just after the 2nd last hurdle and then with ease pulled away from the rest of the field at the last hurdle under hands and heels, he goes up 9lbs for that victory, but clearly had tons left under the bonnet and goes in a easier 0-130 race.
3.00 2m3f Class 4 Novice Handicap Chase – Cougar’s Gold 3/1
He’s been progressing very well this season and even better since the application of cheek pieces, he’s been unlucky not to win 3 on the bounce when beaten by a nose on his penultimate run, not only beaten by a short margin but jockey Sean Bowen unluckily dropping his whip on the run in costing. Anyhow he got compensation when winning NTO after a 3lb hike on ground probably not his favoured, but the gelding whose clearly in form ignoring the doubts and winning easily with plenty in hand, he clearly loves left handed galloping tracks and the 4lb rise looks nothing especially back on favoured testing ground.
5.50 1m2f Class 6 Handicap – Chakrii 6/1
Sprung a bit of a surprise when winning LTO when not showing much previously, but he had been gelded and the step up in trip clearly brought improvement, he does go up 6lbs for the victory but jockey Poppy Bridgwater is booked and will negate 5lbs of that and the way he won after a really bad start says there’s plenty more to give, also that was after a 5 month break, so likely to of come on for the run.
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