Marsh Hurdle Preview. (Ascot) (21/12/2019)

Saturday 21st December 2019

Author: Jordan Yates

Runner by Runner Guide

PAISLEY PARK

Trainer: Emma Lavelle
Jockey: Aidan Coleman
Odds: 1/4
Form: 1111-1
Comments: “Champion Stayer who beat Thistlecrack by a length on reappearance in the Grade 2 Long Walk Hurdle at Newbury, earlier this month. The best by some way in this division and should be winning this pretty comfortably as the odds reflect.”
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TOBEFAIR

Trainer: Debra Hamer
Jockey: Tom Bellamy
Odds: 10/1
Form: 221-13
Comments: “Went very close in the Pertemps at the Cheltenham Festival and has since gone on to win a decent handicap and was a solid third in a Listed race the last day. Despite this not being the strongest Grade 1 this still requires a considerable step up in form.”
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L’AMI SERGE

Trainer: Nicky Henderson
Jockey: Nico de Boinville
Odds: 14/1
Form: 381/7-
Comments: “Absent since May 2018 but a very smart hurdler on his day and a proven Grade 1 performer. Won the Grade 1 Aintree Hurdle on penultimate start and on the form would certainly be a player, lay off suggests he probably needs the run, though.”
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THE WORLDS END

Trainer: Tom George
Jockey: A P Heskin
Odds: 14/1
Form: 6P9-13
Comments: “Smart hurdler who won the Grade 2 Bet365 Hurdle on reappearance beating Unowhatimeanharry by seven lengths. Couldn’t follow that up next time when beaten seven lengths in third. Likely to be involved once more in the placings.”
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PAPAGANA

Trainer: Oliver Sherwood
Jockey: Leighton Aspell
Odds: 20/1
Form: 1431-1
Comments: “Won back to back Mares Listed races and comes here in top form, this a whole different test though against the boys in Grade 1 company. Still progressive though and may outrun odds.”
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AGRAPART

Trainer: Nick Williams
Jockey: Davy Russell
Odds: 28/1
Form: 9P7-44
Comments: “Won an apprentice handicap here back in May, not been up to this sort of level for a while and looks up against it once more.”
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Placings Prediction

1st: PAISLEY PARK (1/4F)
2nd: THE WORLDS END (12/1)
3rd: PAPAGANA (22/1)


 

 

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