MIDNIGHT COWBOY has shown enough promise in novice hurdles to suggest he could potentially be a fairly handicapped horse off a mark of 115 but he does need to bounce back from a poor effort at Uttoxeter where he stopped very quickly. Never Learn ran his best race over timber in what appeared a decent novice hurdle for the grade at Chepstow when third behind Copain De Classe and is entitled to improve on his handicap debut. Aliandy and Fair To Middling bring some recent form to the table and have to be respected too.
ALIANDY defied market weakness and showed improved form in the process when opening his account at Southwell last month. He's still low mileage and with further improvement a distinct possibility he earns the vote to go in again. Midnight Cowboy was a bit disappointing on his final start in the spring, but holds sound claims on his previous exploits, whilst Fair To Middling is also considered.