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JUNIOR DES BORDES shaped with encouragement on debut in a race for newcomers at Market Rasen last month, taking a keen hold in the early stages and staying on well when the race had passed him by on the run-in. He seems sure to sharpen up for that initial experience and can make that count now. Jupiter Allen also displayed ability on his debut, while Eagle of The Glen offered enough in a bumper to make him of interest, too.
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Having displayed plenty of ability in bumpers, BLOW YOUR WAD made a promising start to his hurdles career when runner-up at Ascot three weeks ago, finding only a potentially smart type – who he had also finished behind in bumpers – too good. There’s no doubt that Blow Your Wad will improve for that experience and he sets quite a good standard on form. Lock Out’s winning form at Newbury isn’t anything to get excited about but he can progress, while Swapped is another to consider.
Following a very promising hurdles campaign last season, LAC DE CONSTANCE is an exciting addition to the novice chase ranks and he may be up to making a winning debut in this sphere. He represents a yard that do particularly well with such types and can prove too strong for Samarrive, who is the one to beat based on hurdles form and he held every chance when exiting two out on chase debut at Ascot. However, he lacks the potential of the selection.
COME ON GRUFF was progressive last season, winning two of his four starts, and he left the impression he would come on a fair bit for his return from eight months off at Worcester three weeks ago. He wasn’t unduly punished and will relish the step up to three miles, so is just about the most persuasive option. The return to this distance is also in Good News’ favour and he is a threat, along with Mr Yeats in an open handicap.
Cases can be made for the majority of these, with STRIKING A POSE topping the list ahead of Scene Not Herd. Joe Tizzard’s charge evidently goes well fresh and he looks feasibly treated judged on the form of his chase debut success at Exeter last November, while the yard are in form ahead of his return. Scene Not Herd was three from four over fences last season and should have even more to offer this time round, while Dorking Lad should be in the mix if able to build on his reappearance effort here.
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Though she is unproven beyond two and a half miles, it’s likely that this trip will be within MIRANDA’s range at this flat track in what is likely to develop into a tactical affair. She will be fit from a recent spin on the Flat and she is the pick at the weights, so she gets the narrow verdict over the very likeable Molly Ollys Wishes, who is taken to confirm last month’s Wetherby placings with Martello Sky and emerge as the main danger.
It might be worth siding with LIGHTLY SQUEEZE on his return to action having rejoined Harry Fry given the handicapper has given him a major chance. He hasn’t won for nearly three years, but is now 10 lb lower than when running in the Betfair Hurdle three starts back, and will prove a class above these rivals if back on the right track. Grivetana and American Gerry remain unexposed and are definite threats.
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