Punters hope for Sublime success
Sky Bet's Andrew Wootton brings us the latest from the firm's trading room with gambles at Taunton and Ludlow.
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Evan Williams' outsider of this quartet has been well supported this morning in a race where he receives weight from each of his rivals. This seven-year-old son of Sadler's Wells drops to a mark of just 117 having been rated as high as 128 as recently as November, following some disappointing recent efforts. His rider Adam Wedge, who claims 3lb, knows the horse well and he has a good chance in a race where there are question marks about most rivals.
Requin has been well backed to continue Victor Dartnall's return to form, with a few winners in recent weeks in what has been a bit of a nightmare of a year for the yard. This eight-year-old gelding has dropped to the same mark as when he was last successful almost two years ago after some poor runs since. However, a return to his last winning mark on a track and ground that should suit will see him in a better light and he can hopefully continue the Dartnall resurgence.
Earlier in the season he was in the process of running a good race when falling late-on behind a handicap snip but since then things haven't quite gone to plan and sending him over fences didn't work out at all. However, Jeremy Scott reverts his charge to the smaller obstacles today off a mark of 112 in a race that lacks depth and a favourite that looks worthy of taking on. Trip, track and ground look fine and he could be the one should the favourite fail to fire.