It could be worth going with LEESWOOD LILY, who gets plenty of weight and will be suited by the return to 2m4f. Oi The Clubb Oi’s and dual winner Enemy Coast Ahead are the other two to consider
Although he wasn’t totally fluent YCCS PORTOCERVO will have learnt a great deal from his debut run over fences at Stratford last month and in this easier race is taken to beat the experienced Poker School.
An interesting novice chase can go to LONGHOUSE SALE who has to give weight to his rivals but has the advantage of a previous run over fences. Chasing newcomers Pacify and Timetochill are the two others with serious claims.
This looks a competitive handicap for the grade and the choice is the unexposed YEAVERING BELLE who is 9lb higher than when winning last time but is still on the upgrade. Rhythm Is A Dancer looks her main threat.
Luck Of The Legion is much respected on her second chase start now sent over a trip that suited her well over hurdles, but perhaps SCHNABEL can make a winning debut for Tom Symonds. Provided he’s fit enough after his break, plenty looks right for him to replicate the form of his second at Huntingdon in October. The Boola Bee and Istimraar are others to consider.
This return to 3m looks sure to benefit ANYWAYYOULOOKATIT (nap) and he’s a strong form contender anyway, with his conqueror here last time over 2m4f going on to follow up. Midnight Magic has a poor conversion rate but looks good for a place.
French Flat winner Light In The Sky looks sure to improve on his recent fourth here but the scopey CAPTAIN TOM CAT impressed when galloping away from a subsequent winner over C&D last month and he can successfully concede the penalty. Their rivals are a mixed bag but bumper winner Wbee should have a future over hurdles.
Esprit De Baileys deserves extra brownie points for winning here last time, considering he was in the firing line throughout and yet still found more to repel the late charge of Percy. However, it’s been a long time coming but JOHN CONSTABLE looks ready to return to the winners’ circle after running his best race for ages here 16 days ago. These conditions are everything to him.
Present Chief was well supported to win here recently and though it was unfortunate he bumped into an improved rival he has a fair chance of putting things right here. Things haven’t worked out for Hahadi over fences but if those experiences haven’t left their mark he would make plenty of appeal back hurdling on his second start for this yard. However, Fergal O’Brien has been in great form of late so a chance is taken that HELLO FELLAS can repeat his best staying form on his first run for the stable. Freddy Fanatapan also enters the picture.
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