Timeform examine each runner in the prestigious Grade 1 Challow Hurdle at Newbury...
"Clondaw Kaempfer appeals as the type to make his mark at the highest level over hurdles and can maintain his unbeaten record..."
Awaywiththegreys is a bumper winner who has also scored twice over hurdles, posting useful effort when landing a 2½m Chepstow novice in October. Respectable third in Aintree handicap last time but this a lot tougher.
Ballybough Pat was a winning Irish pointer who won a bumper and novice hurdle on first 2 starts under Rules. Useful efforts in defeat last twice, including second in 3m handicap here, and should be more to come.
Clondaw Kaempfer won a valuable sales bumper at Fairyhouse in April for Colin Bowe and has looked an exciting prospect when landing a couple of novice hurdles in the mud for his new yard this autumn. Leading claims.
Easter Day was placed on both starts in bumpers in the spring and unbeaten in couple of starts over hurdles in recent months, useful form when beating Dursey Sound at Ascot (2¾m) last time. More to come.
Lucky Vic was much improved when winning Uttoxeter maiden and Ffos Las novice in the mud in June, but could hardly have found a much tougher race in which to return in.
Taquin de Seuil was a pretty useful stayer on Flat in France and taken really well to hurdling, winning 2 of his 3 starts, including 2½m Sandown Grade 2 earlier this month, forging clear to beat Le Bec 6 lengths.
1. Clondaw Kaempfer
2. Taquin de Seuil
3. Easter Day
Timeform View: Clondaw Kaempfer appeals as the type to make his mark at the highest level over hurdles and can maintain his unbeaten record. Sandown Grade 2 winner Taquin du Seuil is an obvious threat, with Easter Day and Ballybough Pat a couple of other smart prospects in what looks an up-to-scratch renewal of this Grade 1 prize.
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