Wasn’t suited too much to 3m last time but goes back down to a preferred middle distance.
Won by 30 lengths at Warwick in November and then didn’t travel in a Mares’ Chase at Cheltenham.
Now only 5lb higher than that long distance win while benefiting from the drop down in trip.
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2.15: Twig 5/6
Was said to be suffering from stress in his last race and that was still a respectable effort heading up to a novice Grade 2.
Has Beau Morgan on board again claiming 7lb and looks likely to justify a short price today.
More dangerous this afternoon for Ben Pauling as the handicapper has put him down another 2lb.
Form prior to his latest test was always in the top two in 11 races.
2.50: Under Control 8/11
These juvenile hurdles can often bring about a few surprises in the betting with outsiders in the market making all due to them all being unexposed.
But Under Control out for her first run for Nicky Henderson appears to be one of those easy to back odds-on favourite despite the one run and one win to his name.
Made a few errors on his debut in France in December but has been with the top yard of Seven Barrows for a while now to help improve her jumping.
3.25: Brief Times 7/4
Only won one chase contest but also finished second to two progressive types and subsequent winners on his first two starts over fences.
Then made all in a step up in trip at Plumpton in November winning by 27 lengths in a three-runner field.
Must have been having issues when finishing fifth next time out as he quickly had a wind op in January that might see him become even more dangerous this time.
4.00: Bothwell Bridge 16/5
An interesting Class 3 handicap hurdle over 3m that could easily go the way of another Henderson horse.
He does send out two; Hyland and Bothwell Bridge but it’s the favourite under a 10lb claimer who looks to make all in a considerable step down in class from a Grade 3.
Though he placed fifth it was evident he put all those non finishes behind him and was only six and three quarter lengths behind Green Book.
He placed, at 40/1, just off of Call Me Lord, Jet Of Magic and Schalke.
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