Northernpowerhouse, Asdaa and Fortamour all met here last month over this trip, where Northernpowerhouse broke the track record when clear of the other two, who finished third and fourth.
He meets Asdaa on the same terms here and while Fortamour is 6lbs better off, I fancy Northernpowerhouse to uphold the form. On his only other run at Newcastle on the all-weather, he was beaten a short head, so clearly has taken to the surface. He remains capable of rating higher than 83 on the all-weather and I can see him enhancing his course record here today.
Aido McGuiness sent Eglish to Wolverhampton yesterday and booked Ben Curtis for the ride, and they landed a little bit of a touch with Eglish running out a ready winner.
The same trainer and jockey combine today with Ken’s Sam and while he doesn’t have the unexposed profile that Eglish had, he has run really well on his last two starts at Dundalk and also finds himself running off a mark 6lbs lower than his last win, which came over 6f at Dundalk last April.
With Ben Curtis riding at the top of this game, Ken’s Sam is capable of giving McGuiness a quick UK double.
*Prices correct at time of publishing and the double pays 12/1 at time of posting.