15:20 Carlisle Sun 17 March 2019
Ready Sandown winner (2m, soft) who followed up over C&D just three days later last month under a penalty. Up 9lb for that, but gets on well with this pilot and should be very competitive in his hat-trick bid.
Won a Sedgefield novice event in November and went close to a repeat under a penalty at Newcastle (soft) in December. Beaten favourite here (2m3f) on handicap debut latest, and slight concern that he wants better, rather than heavy, ground.
Went close on heavy at Hexham before scoring at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) in January. Easy to back when a 25L third on handicap debut over 2m4f at Sedgefield latest, and much more needed after just 1lb drop, but positive that he acts on heavy.
Handled heavy well enough when third on his rules debut in a Cheltenham bumper last year. Scored over hurdles in a Kelso maiden (2m, good to soft) in December, but well held under a penalty twice since. Initial mark looks tough.
Last Year's Winner
Dorking Cock (4/5), Informateur (2/1), Mountain Hawk (9/1), Romeo Brown (12/1)
- Dorking Cock
- Mountain Hawk
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
David Ord fancies Evan Williams to strike at Chepstow on Thursday afternoon - don't miss the latest Sporting Life Daily Nap!
Nick Grant makes Ballywood his best Thursday bet and he has a tip for every race at all four meetings.
After 20/1 and 11/1 winners at Cheltenham last week, our long-range racing expert Matt Brocklebank turns his hand to the two major spring handicaps.