Friday 14 February 2020
Promising hat-trick seeker who holds an Arkle Trophy entry. Impressed with wins at Ascot and Musselburgh of late, scoring with plenty in hand last time. Penalty makes life tougher but clearly in great heart and represents last year's winning yard.
Yard won this two years ago. Made winning chase bow at Ascot in November over 2m4f then well held when second over 2m5f to well regarded winner. Drops back in trip on much sharper track but has to be respected for top yard.
Went close here in novice handicap chase last month but this looks much tougher and has it all to do at these weights. Likely to find things happening a stride too quick for comfort.
Greaneteen (2/5), Champagne Mystery (9/4), Eskendash (18/1)