- Date: 15 January 2022
- Going: SOFT
- Surface: Turf
- Status: Completed
Racing Tv Free For A Month 'Newcomers' National Hunt Flat (5) (Class 5)
- Distance: 2m
- Age: 4 years old+
- Runners: 7
- Prize: £4,500
- Race status: Weighed In
Mahler mare. Half-sister to useful chaser Salsify and fair hurdler/fairly useful chaser Fourth Class. Dam (b75) ran once over hurdles/in bumper. Doesn't make much appeal.
Casamento gelding. Dam lightly raced on Flat. Hard to fancy on paper.
£70,000 3-y-o, Fame And Glory gelding. Half-brother to bumper winner/useful hurdler Luttrell Lad. Interesting newcomer for a yard that does well in this sphere.
€70,000 3-y-o, Walk In The Park gelding. Half-brother to bumper winner Sweettowatch. Dam unraced half-sister to top-class hurdler/high-class chaser (2m-3m winner) Faugheen. Solid claims.
The Gurkha filly. Closely related to useful hurdler Hooper. Dam (h108), lightly raced over hurdles, 13f winner who stayed 2m on Flat. One to note on debut.
Blue Bresil mare. Dam (c100/h82), 2½m/21f hurdle/chase winner, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser (stayed 21f) Cocktails At Dawn. Worth a market check.
£75,000 3-y-o, Flemensfirth gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including bumper winner/useful hurdler Simon Squirrel and fairly useful hurdler/chaser Donkey Years. Highly respected on debut.
LUCCIA's close relation, Hooper, has done well for the same connections, so it's worth chancing the filly to make a winning start getting weight all round even before Ben Ffrench Davis' claim is factored in. Blow Your Wad and Fairly Famous are both well bred with bumpers in mind and should be clued up, so they're likely to provide formidable opposition.