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Although he has to give weight away all round, DREAMS OF HOME has a sound chance of maintaining his unbeaten record with Stormin Norman and Robin Des Theatre his main threats.
Trainer Sandy Thomson, who won this last season, can follow up with stable debutant CURRAMORE. Who, though yet to prove this trip is ideal, is on a good mark and has a tongue-tie on for the first time. With his stable back in form Kauto D’Amour, who was runner-up in this race in 2020, looks a live threat.
Plenty of chances in an interesting novices’ handicap. DELUXE RANGE should have more to offer now handicapping back up in trip and is taken to bring to an end Bushypark’s winning run. It could be that the main threat emerges from the steadily progressive No Regrets.
Road Warrior looks sure to give it another good shot from the front but it’s perhaps worth opposing him with the returning BLAKERIGG. He has posted some good efforts when fresh and has been given a chance by the handicapper.
The form of MICK MAESTRO‘s (NAP) Market Rasen third last month was boosted in the Imperial Cup at Sandown last weekend. This seven-year-old’s run in the Imperial Cup is easily ignored (his rein broke early on) and he’s preferred to Pay The Piper, who promises to make a bold bid to extend his unbeaten hurdle record to four.
Wind surgery appears to have had an immediate transformative effect on Furius De Ciergues and last month’s Sedgefield score could prove the catalyst to really kick on as a chaser now. The suspicion remains that CATLIN is simply a stiff test short of catching fire over fences herself.
She’s offered as an alternative to enhance what’s already Nick Kent’s best season, ahead of the respected Leverock Lass. Should there be a major drying out of the ground, Againn Dul Aghaidh would become interesting at longer odds.
A greater willingness to settle could yet elicit more improvement from either or both Twoshotsoftequila and penalised Ayr winner Travail D’Orfevre. The latter sets the form standard on that success and is especially feared, but is nevertheless taken on with one-time Godolphin inmate CLEAR WHITE LIGHT.
He can step up on his highly pleasing (Tapeta) debut fourth here if, as expected, proving wiser from the outset. Right Said Ted may fare best of the newcomers.
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