Golazo was a fairly useful winner in bumpers and reached a similar level over hurdles, but he looked better than ever switched to fences when winning on chasing debut at Tramore when last seen in October.
That race was just ordinary, but there was plenty to like about the manner of it, jumping soundly before being joined between three and two out, and was already getting on top when left clear at the last. His absence since is a little concerning, but there should be more to come from him.
Another bold bid is expected in what looks a winnable race.
Gordon Elliott enjoyed another great Cheltenham Festival and Jury Duty is worth chancing now returned to fences. He has been well below form over hurdles the last twice, failing to come on for a recent run when beaten over 40 lengths at Punchestown last time.
However, he is a better chaser than hurdler, and this doesn’t look the strongest race of its type, so he is fancied to get back on the up with the yard in rude health.
Bellaney Gem makes appeal from a handicapping perspective now starting out for a new yard. She remains relatively lightly raced, and shaped with some promise on handicap debut over this C&D on her penultimate start. That came from 5lb higher mark, and she wasn’t helped by making a mistake that day, so is worth another chance having joined a shrewd yard.