Rebecca Curtis’s Ruthless Article bids to return to winning ways at Newton Abbot on Tuesday evening as he takes on former Cheltenham Festival heroine Eglantine Du Seuil in a three-runner contest.
The son of Definite Article was an easy winner on Merseyside back in June, seeing off Donald McCain’s Presentandcounting who has remarkably won three times since chasing home today’s Devon contender.
But the Welsh representative tipped up at the last flight at Stratford a month later under usual pilot Sean Bowen, remaining off the same mark of 132 on his track reappearance in the south-west later this evening where he has previous form, winning as a hurdler.
And he will have to overcome the 2019 Dawn Run winner, who has made a consistent start to life over fences, winning and finishing second on three of her four appearances tackling the larger obstacles to date.
She must concede 3lb to her market rival, while recent Irish recruit Blackhillsofdakota makes his yard debut for Alexandra Dunn.