Tuesday 13 October 2020
Bumper winner who got off the mark at third time of asking over hurdles when taking Catterick novice (15.7f, soft) in March. One to take seriously on chase debut.
Opened account over timber at Uttoxeter (15.8f) in February and ran to similar level when third in Wincanton handicap (21.4f) subsequently. A winning pointer, he must enter calculations on chase bow.
Three-time winner over hurdles for Dan Skelton but lightly raced and disappointing for this yard and offered little on recent return on the Flat.
Best effort over fences came when third in Leicester handicap (20.2f) last December. However, he ran poorly next time and has plenty to prove on return.
Matched best form when close second at Market Rasen (21.4f) in July but shaped as if amiss at Southwell since and percentage call is to look elsewhere. Tongue strap back on.
Not the most consistent for Nigel Twiston-Davies, but did land a bumper and score over hurdles for that yard and is worth a check in the market on chase debut for new connections.
Three-time winner over hurdles in 2017/18 but nowhere near that level since and is likely best watched after 20-month absence on first attempt over larger obstacles.
Off the mark second time up in this sphere when taking Warwick handicap (20f, good) 21 days ago. 6 lb rise fair and is one for the shortlist.
Point run worked out well and he showed plenty in 3 novice hurdles before Christmas. Ran poorly on only start since at Doncaster in March but switch to chasing could see him in a better light.
Northern Bound (7/2), Lough Har (7/2), Champagne Noir (9/2), Darsi In The Park (5/1), Zoutoise (15/2), Belargus (9/1), Landin (10/1), Rootless Tree (25/1), Wynford (66/1)
NORTHERN BOUND built on the promise of his chase debut when scoring at Warwick last month and should have more to offer yet. He can follow up. Chase debutants Zoutoise and Darsi In The Park may provide the biggest threat.