Only the three runners, but very hard to be disappointed with the turnout, as each of those declared have positive futures. Planet Nine
relished the step up in trip when scoring on his handicap debut at Catterick last month, but this race is very much 'plan b' as he was withdrawn after bolting at Kelso last Thursday. Cadeyrn
is a mighty fine future chaser who simply idled in front when winning over this C&D last month, whilst UNCLE ALASTAIR
is most unfortunate not to have a perfect 6 from 6 record on his CV. The narrow selection is top-rated of this trio (130), and has had some tough races up at Ayr this winter, but he's a hardy, yet talented horse and it'll take a very smart one in the North to down his colours.
- Uncle Alastair
- Planet Nine