Eight runners across three meetings today.
2.00 - Florrie Boy hasn’t been out since December ‘16 but won his last two races over 2m 4f and returns on the same mark as the last win, 127. This 2m 7f will suit and he should go very well. Sam Twiston-Davies rides.
5.25 - Ballyarthur also won his last two races, both in April from 126 & 129 respectively. Up a further 9lbs here, he’s improving enough to cope with that and over a similar trip and faster (good) ground, he has a very good chance of completing the hat trick. Sam aboard.
5.55 - Little Jon fell last time but his previous second at Wincanton represents good form and from the same mark and over a similar trip, he looks to be very good each way value. Goes on any ground and a good run expected, Sam in the saddle.
3.15 - Southfields is now a non runner.
6.00 - Gaucho has had a couple of bumpers and makes his hurdles debut here. He went well for a long way on his last appearance in November, fading late on, but looks likely to show improvement for the obstacles and experience. Tom Humphries rides, claiming 7lbs.
6.30 - Bendomingo won this race last year and went up 7lbs to 119 as a result. Back down to just a pound higher than that winning mark after five races since, he looks to have another good opportunity and should go well. Zac Baker rides and takes off 5lbs.
7.30 - Supakalanistic won two outings ago in good style at Southwell in February, but went up 11lbs for that. Upped in trip to 2m 7f last time, he pulled up two out, but a return to 2m 3f here should see him in better light from the same mark. Has had a wind op but returns in good shape and should go very well. Jordan Nailor takes the ride and 7lbs off.
8.30 - Kingofthecotswolds was fourth in his debut bumper at Wincanton in December but finished down the field at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day. Looks to have come on for those outings and should be much more competitive here. A good run expected, Sam comes back from Haycock for the ride.
Little Jonon the Grange Hill Farm Gallops