Today I travel to Bangor where I have a busy afternoon with a total of six rides.
On a hat trick mission, returns after a break of 243 days since the second of two wins in April . I hope he comes back in the some form as Springtime and should have an excellent chance of a three timer.
Glance Back ran second at the course 45 days ago and looks the one to beat.
A maiden after 14 rules starts, has improved on each of his three recent chasing runs. He finished fourth of nine beaten under fourteen lengths at Hereford on his recent attempt 25 days ago. He is on a good mark and should be suited by the step up to two and a half miles. My horse has a good e/w chance.
Last year’s winner Knocknamona ran well at Carlisle 12 days ago and is the main threat.
A winner of four under rules, including two chases for me in the Spring has run moderately in her last four outings. A return to her best form would allow her make the frame today.
Early Retirement finished second here in October and looks the main rival.
Back on the track hurdling after a 57-day break and wind surgery. He has under performed over the last two years and hopefully the operation brings about a major transformation.
Crixus’s Escape won two for me over last Winter and looks a danger.
A bumper winner, was successful in a maiden hurdle at the track 30 days ago. He is a most consistent type having won two and been placed in the rest of his last five attempts. The form of his last race has been franked and I expect another big run today.
Most to fear are Colonel Custard and rules debutant Falco Blitz.
An expensive Getaway gelding, made his racecourse debut at Ffos Las 59 days ago. He should improve for the experience and play a more prominent role in today’s contest.
Welsh Saint from the Henderson stable will be a major player.