JJ Feane’s runner is back on a good mark and is as tough & consistent as they come. He’s flexible as regards trip, the only negative is the draw in stall 13 but a good jockey can overcome a bad draw and Kevin Manning is better than good!
Expect him to get a no-nonsense handy ride, with Six Silver Lane sent for the lollipop a long way out.
He has two lengths to find with the fav Athassel on a recent run around here – but is better off at the weights this time. He won here over 6f four runs ago and the step back up to 7f is ideal.
While he’s no win machine as his strike rate of two wins from 24 starts shows, the key ingredient is pilot Tom Marquand as he won when he was last in the plate.
Athassel, runs really quick off an unlucky run at Kempton on Wednesday.
This is probably a furlong short of his best trip but if they are fit and well sometimes you have to roll the dice.
Brendan Duke has found a good race for him and the draw has been kind as he’s right on the paint.
He was chinned by one of our four winners Red Avenger last week, but a reproduction of that effort will see him get another deserved win on the all weather.
Gordon Elliott’s Irish raider comes here with the yard in flying form and he caught the eye over this trip at Fundalk two starts back. He failed to get the dollars when punted over a shorter trip last time but back up to 1m 4f is perfect and he looks thrown in off a rating of 54 having improved up to a mark of 115 over hurdles.
A a rule of thumb, if you knock 45lbs off his jumps rating you won’t go far wrong. So he should be racing off 70!
Still looking for that elusive first win having knocked on the door a few times. He ran with the choke out and was beaten by miles last time out and now drops right back down in trip with the tongue tie on. He’s drawn well in box 4 and don’t be surprised if the money comes for him tonight.
He is looking dangerously well handicapped on a mark of 57, with five of his six wins have been on the all weather. He’s been taken off his feet lately over the minimum trip but it will be a different story now back up to 6f.
I’ll say it again. The Pocket Rocket Wayne Lordan can do us another favour.