19:35 Stratford Sat 9 June 2018
Placed on both starts at the track and, in the main, has been in good form this spring/autumn. Mistake cost him any chance at Uttoxeter last time but this looks less taxing and he could easily get back to winning ways.
Capable handicap chaser on his day but well below form at Uttoxeter last time out, may still be a few pounds too high in the handicap and might find this ground lively enough. Others make more appeal.
Ran better at Ludlow last time (second run after wind operation) after being outclassed at Aintree the time before. Came good around this time last year but the worry is that his best form has come right-handed.
Looked mildy progressive last season but that has stalled somewhat in recent times. Connections now give cheekpieces a try but has become hard to win with. Hard to rule out, given conditions fine, but on balance, others preferred.
Has looked a weak finisher at times but did nothing wrong when a good winner at Huntingdon last October and ran well on comeback after absence when second at Southwell. James Bowen takes over from amateur, and others can't allow him too much rope.
Useful enough chaser for John Mackie back in the day but recent form littered with pulled-ups and has no realistic chance from so far out of the handicap here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D A ReesJ: Sean Bowen|
Poker School (11/8), Cut The Corner (4/1), Noche De Reyes (9/2), McCabe Creek (9/2), Wadswick Court (8/1), River Purple (125/1)
- McCabe Creek
- Cut The Corner
- Poker School
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