Won a similar race over course and distance almost a year ago off a 1lbs higher mark. Drops down in trip after failing to stay 10f last time.
Features: A left handed undulating track. The straight mile is downhill for the first four furlongs, meeting rising ground in the last 200 yards.
Draw Bias: Strong/Moderate – A low draw, allowing the jockey to come down the centre of the track is best. The stand’s side rail is the worst place to be.
Pace Bias: Moderate – Horses tracking the pace are advantaged.
Top Trainers: Charlie Hills has 13 wins from 48 runners, a 27% strike rate and £5.90 level stakes profit over the last five seasons.
Top Jockeys: Ryan Moore enjoys a 31% strike rate, with 30 wins from 96 rides, registering £6.22 profit.
Racecourse: National Hunt
Features: A right handed, undulating track. The fences are testing.
Top Trainers: Nicky Henderson has 11 wins from 28 runs, a 39% strike rate and £17.59 level stakes profit over the last five seasons.
Top Jockeys: Sam Twiston-Davies has a 19% strike rate but registers a small £3.49 loss.