18:30 Uttoxeter Tue 10 July 2018
Veteran chaser who likes to bowl along on the pace. Hasn't won for a while but has dropped 1lb below his last winning mark and has been running well to suggest a small race like this is still within range.
Went off way too hard under a young jockey at Huntingdon on his comeback run. That should have blown away the cobwebs and he is in here off a dangerous mark. Conditions ideal and with Brian Hughes aboard he's likely to be a big player.
Only two chase successes have come at the undulating Sedgefield circuit. Not seen since second at Worcester in October off same mark so fitness has to be taken on trust. Market should be a good guide.
Showed improved form to win very comfortably at Southwell (1m7½f, good) last month. 6lb penalty to deal with here but this race is no stronger and has leading claims once again.
Veteran performer who has been on the downgrade for a while. Beaten a long way on his last chase start and although he has dropped 5lbs and looks well handicapped now. The younger legs are likely to be too quick for him here.
Having shaped with more promise at Ludlow two starts back he never went a yard at Huntingdon last time. Certainly not one for maximum faith but previous C&D winner is capable on a going day.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies|
Atlantic Storm (4/5), Ifandbutwhynot (9/2), Walden Prince (13/2), Volvalien (10/1), Ink Master (12/1), Lord Ben (14/1)
- Atlantic Storm
- Ink Master
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