2019 Dave Dawes Silver Cup Handicap Chase
2019 Dave Dawes Silver Cup Handicap Chase Preview
CRIEVEHILL is making up for lost time as he bids to complete an impressive hat-trick. He drew and blank for Nigel Twiston-Davies last season but his recent wins at Wetherby and Haydock show him to be a horse in a hurry. He greatly appreciated the step up in trip last time and though a full 10lb higher has to seriously enter calculations.
ACTING LASS came out of the wilderness to score at Chepstow a fortnight ago where the addition of first-time cheekpieces and softer ground appeared to help his renaissance. Without a mistake three out he would have had more in hand on runner-up Another Venture. He’s back in a good place and could be a big player back on a course he likes.
The bold jumping KILDISART likes this course and interests me on his second run back. On his reappearance, he had little hope of trading blows with Lostintranslation but ran well to a point and Ben Pauling reckons the run has properly sharpened him up.
The giant GIVE ME A COPPER travelled well to plunder a decent pot on his Wincanton reappearance but got close to a couple in the process. With his low mileage, any amount of improvement is possible, but I wonder whether the stiffer Ascot fences might compromise things?
His trainer Paul Nicholls also saddles BLACK CORTON who will almost certainly make the running. He’s done little wrong in better company in three outings already and is effective on this track and in the ground.
Anything from the Venetia Williams stable has to be given close inspection and that’s one reason for including YALLTARI in your exotics. When last seen he finished third in a Grade 2 over this course and distance and he comes here in favour of a race at Haydock. Fitness will not be an issue, and he can earn.
JERRYSBACK failed to cut the mustard when returning at Newbury but had good form last season after fluking a poor race at Bangor. The way he travels in the market might tell us what we need to know.
MISTER MALARKY wasn’t disgraced when just out of the money in the Ladbroke Trophy (Hennessy) at Newbury but needs to step up if he’s to win this.
Prediction – Dave Dawes Silver Cup Handicap Chase (Listed)
1st – Kildisart
2nd – Crievehill
3rd – Black Corton
4th – Acting Lass
5th – Give Me A Copper
6th – Yalltari
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