FALCO BLITZ has found one too good on his last three starts over hurdles and drops down in distance on his reappearance. Nicky Henderson’s charge looks to have leading claims in this company with High Change looking the main danger. A rare NH runner for Charlie Hills’ yard, the latter made a winning debut in a bumper at Ffos Las back in June and can figure if taking to hurdling. Timeforaspin has placed in bumpers and is related to winners over timber while Millers Bank may well improve now hurdling and is preferred of the remainder.
Bridle Loanan (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Held up behind, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, never near leaders, 5th of 10, 27 3/4l behind Ofalltheginjoints (10-12) at Chepstow 2m (4) gs in Oct.
Falco Blitz (IRE) 4-7fav (11-2) Led, not fluent 4th, joined 2 out, ridden between last 2, headed and not pace of winner run-in, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Boomarang (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f mdn (4) gd in Apr.
High Change (IRE) 5-2jfav (10-11) Mid-division, headway 8f out, led over 3f out, edged left and quickened away inside final furlong, taking effort, won at Ffos Las 2m (5) gd in Jun beating Heavey (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Millers Bank 7-1 (11-0) Led after 2f, headed 3f out, soon no impression with front pair, ridden and lost place over 1f out, 5th of 13, 21 1/2l behind Enemy Coast Ahead (11-0) at Stratford 2m (5) gd in Mar.
Takeit Easy 10-1 (11-0) Raced keenly tracking leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened soon after, 8th of 11, dist behind Pink Sheets (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gd in May.
Timeforaspin 33-1 (11-5) In touch, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Catch The Swallows (11-5) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (5) gs in Jan.