Past C&D winner MUSHARRIF
demonstrated his current rude health when making all to take a 5f Ripon apprentices' handicap on Sunday by 3¼L, with re-opposing rival Dapper Man
in behind (fourth). He escapes a penalty for that decisive win, and is again well drawn to attack from a mid berth in stall 6. Obviously, there'll be little in the way of value at his projected odds, but he does rate as the likeliest winner. In terms of a possible better priced each-way alternative, the Tim Easterby-trained Computable
is noteworthy on his seasonal reappearance, having been placed on his return to action in each of the past two years (Thirsk).
- Sheepscar Lad