Andy Holding thinks Penn Lane can provide trainer Warren Greatrex with yet another winner.
Warren Greatrex continues to work his way up the ladder, especially with his novice hurdle team, and PENN LANE (best price 5/2)
can go some way to adding to the ever growing list of winners in this discipline for the Lambourn maestro. The son of Scorpion built on a promising debut effort in a bumper at Huntingdon when scoring in gutsy fashion at Uttoxeter on his seasonal return several weeks ago - taking up the running with a mile to go before seeing off his rivals one by one in the home straight. The form of the race received a huge boost when the fourth-placed horse, Ami Desbois, finished second in a decent maiden hurdle at Doncaster yesterday, and having reportedly delighted connections with his schooling on the home grounds, big things are expected of this powerful, galloping type on hurdling debut.
Penn Lane - 1pt @ 5/2Lost 1pt
Alan Fleming has made a tremendous start to the season and ALL YOU NEED (best price 9/2)
is expected to continue the good work for the Co Kildare handler and follow up her impressive recent victory at Naas. Staying on strongly in the closing stages of a well-run contest, the daughter of Crilon suggested that a step up in trip wouldn’t decrease her chances in future events and with the form of that race 42 days ago working out so well with the likes of Fighting Days and Long House Island winning subsequently, there’s every possibility this improving four-year-old can defy her new assessment.
All You Need - 1pt e/w @ 9/2Lost 2pts
RUBY RAMBLER (best price 11/4)
couldn’t quite handle the step up in grade last time out at Newbury, but she should find these waters a good deal calmer here and make her class tell on her first try in handicap company. Impressive the time before when making all the running for a facile success at Towcester, the daughter of Notnowcato can provide her in-form yard with yet another winner following a big-priced double at Doncaster yesterday.
Ruby Rambler - 1pt @ 11/4Won 2.75pts