Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Bob-By Dazzler

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Bob-By Dazzler

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Bob Bob Bobbin has been pitched in against high-class company since he first set foot on a racecourse and the promising six-year-old can make the most of an easier task than usual at Folkestone tomorrow.

The Colin Tizzard-trained grey is a stone-cold certainty to break his maiden tag over timber given the right opportunity, and that appears to have arrived in the Stelling Minnis Novices' Hurdle (4.15).

This represents a big drop in class for the son of the very smart Absalom's Lady, and he has not looked out of place in three outings against Grade Two opposition in only six career starts.

A bumper winner at Chepstow last October, Bob Bob Bobbin shaped with promise on his hurdling debut and then improved considerably on the form to finish third to No Refuge at Warwick a fortnight ago.

He was beaten a total of five lengths by Howard Johnson's classy recruit from the Flat and will find tomorrow's opposition much more to his liking, as well as the step up to an extended two and three-quarter miles.

Jair Ohmsford shaped with distinct promise on his jumps bow at Leicester earlier this month and looks the answer to the Westenhanger Railway Station Novices' Hurdle (1.30).

Willie Musson's six-year-old was no match for the useful Dusky Warbler, going down by five lengths, but he was clear of the rest and had a couple of decent yardsticks in behind.

The winner disappointed when beaten at odds-on on Tuesday, but the form of that initial run still looks solid enough and Jair Ohmsford should be trusted to build on the performance.

Mick Easterby introduces his dual-bumper winner Blue Buster to jumping in the Play Roulette At Novices' Hurdle (3.20) at Doncaster and the five-year-old looks one to follow in his new career.

Blue Buster opened his account at Sedgefield in October on his second sight of a racecourse and lost nothing in defeat when going down to Jonjo O'Neill's high-class Refinement at Aintree the following month. …

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