FAST SPRITE(best price 7/2)was well backed to open his account on handicap debut at Kempton last time and although he failed in his bid to land the punt, he did more than enough to suggest he can repay the faith for his backers in due course. Held up in the rear of a steadily run affair, John Best's charge made rapid headway to look a major threat approaching the final furlong only for his to peter out as the effort of that huge surge in the hottest part of the race took its toll. Hopefully today, the son of Fast Company is ridden a little closer to the speed as he clearly has the necessary tools to run down a field of this quality based on the evidence of his latest performance.
Fast Sprite - 1pt @ 7/2Lost 1pt
WARRANTOR(best price 4/1) was chucked in at the deep end at Wincanton on chasing debut and although he failed to live up to expectations in that Grade 2 at the West Country venue, connections still believe their charge will make up into a smart performer over fences in time. Jumping a little cautiously at times, Warren Greatrex's charge could ill afford to be hesitant at any stage given how fast the main protagonists were travelling that day, and that ended up being the key reason to his demise. Today's deeper conditions should ensure they go slower and allow him to get into a better rhythm in the jumping department and the combination of those two factors make him a more viable betting proposition than on debut.