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Jump Season Starts Now Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

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No. Horse Odds
1 8/1
2 14/1
3 11/4
4 17/2
5 2/1
6 12/1
7 5/1
8 17/2
Verdict

WINNINGTRY was a useful operator when with Paul Nicholls and, despite having a 741-day absence to overcome on his first outing for Chris Grant, it's worth noting that he has landed handicap success off this mark over a similar trip in the past. He could have too much class for these rivals if retaining his old ability. Oathkeeper is another who has operated at a higher level in the past and finds himself on a dangerous mark. Takingitallin has been running consistently well and looks to continue that form into the winter, with Carrigmoorna Matt another name to note.

Verdict

TAKINGITALLIN was far from disgraced when runner-up in a mares' novice event at Bangor in October, particularly given she was operating under a double penalty that day. This rates much more suitable and, with a degree of potential intact tackling this longer trip, she rates a solid option. The Drone, back over hurdles, is next best, ahead of Oathkeeper, who should appreciate the ease in class.