18:35 Southwell Wed 23 May 2018
Hadn't always finished his races off when with previous yard but that wasn't the case at Warwick last time and new trainer may well have found the key to him. Up 7lb for that but it'll be a surprise if that's the best he is. Good chance of follow up
Good second at Doncaster in February was followed up by a facile win at Towcester last time, although jumping wasn't great late on. Obvious chance of winning again under a penalty but Earlshill will be no pushover.
Pulled up on only start when sent off a huge price at Carlisle, showing little in the process. Looks booked for fourth barring accidents to the others.
Starting to look disappointing after a series of moderate efforts that has seen his handicap mark slide considerably. Back in novice company here, but others are progressive and he'll find life tough against them.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien|
French Crusader (8/13), Earlshill (13/8), Helmsley Lad (11/1), Born A Saint (80/1)
- French Crusader
- Helmsley Lad
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