15:15 Sandown Fri 17 February 2017
Rider took this in 2013 and 2015. Romped home in a weak race at Lingfield in November and unproven over this trip.
Last of the five finishers in this last year. Has a lot to do at the weights and has appeared not to stay this trip.
Represents a yard that has taken two of the last four renewals of this race. Winner of an amateurs' race at Cheltenham in October. Has an experienced rider on board to boost his obvious claims.
Has been on the decline over the past two years but his two best performances during this time have been over the C&D. Rider finished runner-up in this last year.
Winner of a point-to-point last month under today's pilot. That form still leaves him with something to find at this level.
Looked an exciting prospect when winning a novice chase by a distance in May 2015. Off the track subsequently until an eyecatching fourth at Newbury last month. Ridden with more restraint that day and blinkers are refitted.
Useful staying handicapper at his peak but his last win was over three years ago. His reappearance at Uttoxeter offered little encouragement and he will need to step up significantly to figure here.
Last Year's Winner
Rathlin Rose (13/8), Troika Steppes (2/1), Ardkilly Witness (9/2), Renard (9/1), Cody Wyoming (16/1), Irish Thistle (25/1), Bayley's Dream (33/1)
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