Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's Odds on a Win for Elliott Hurdler

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's Odds on a Win for Elliott Hurdler

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EXPERIMENTALIST can exploit his lowly rating with victory in the Find The Best Odds At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap at Wolverhampton.

The fact the five-year-old has yet to register a victory in 18 starts could put off many potential supporters, but it is worth keeping the faith following an excellent return at Kempton earlier this month.

Experimentalist began life with Hughie Morrison before transferring to the care of Gordon Elliott in Ireland, where he raced both on the level and over hurdles.

He proved reasonably adept in the jumping sphere, placing on more than one occasion, before switching back across the Irish Sea to join Tim Vaughan.

The Monsieur Bond gelding made a highly promising debut for his new connections at Kempton, finishing a narrow second just a nose behind Entitlement over two miles.

He was only just edged out and a 2lb rise for that run does not look too harsh given he was rated as high as 70 when trained by Morrison.

Experimentalist needs a stout test on the all-weather and Vaughan can make the most of his lenient mark. …

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