8th November - Sandown & Ffos Llas
Sevarano finished off last season with a decent second in the EBF final at Kempton, he had been consistent in his four previous starts including two wins.
Steve is a tall leggy horse who had shown glimmers of ability before last season but he needed to strengthen up in order to finish his races.
Steve has schooled very well at home, he always jumped his hurdles like a chaser so I’m hopeful fences could bring about more improvement in him.
After falling in his first chase at Carlisle Dom had a good season over fences last winter, winning a couple of soft ground chases at Chepstow.
His final race was in the midlands national and it was just a step too far at that stage of his career.
The ground today wouldn’t be ideal for him but he has to begin somewhere and with only three runners it seemed an ideal starting point.
Dom is pretty laid back at home but can have his moments, he’s a horse you can wind up if you’re not careful.
They will be ridden by Brendan Powell.
Keith had a good season over fences last winter winning three times on his favoured soft ground, there were no suitable chases available for him to run in so he’s back over hurdles today.
Keith is a very good jumper of a fence so hurdles wouldn’t play to his strengths but with Kai’s ten pound claim it does give him more of a chance.
Keith is a lazy horse at home so he will definitely improve for this outing, he’s good to ride nowadays but he was a bit of a boy as a youngster.
He will be ridden by Kai Lenihan who claims 10lbs.
Sevarano is looked after and he will be led up by Tom Britten he is ridden at home by Andy Llewellyn.
Dominateur is looked after and he will be led up by Marcel Danihel, he is ridden at home by Beth Dutton.
Seaston Spirit is looked after by Marcel Danihel, he will be led up by Beth Dutton and he is ridden at home by James Luck.