Although getting a little long in the fang,NORTHSIDE PRINCE(best price 9/1) has proven recently that he can still perform to a decent standard and if his speed figures are anything to go by, he has a much better chance of playing a prominent role in this staying handicap than his position in the market suggests. Runner-up to the rapidly improving Frosty Berry over this course two starts ago (1m 4f), Alan Swinbank’s inmate ran equally as well when third behind the same horse over two furlongs further last time out and with the winner and fifth home, Swift Cedar, both boosting the form subsequently, a chance is taken on the son of Desert Prince seeing out the extra distance.
NORTHSIDE PRINCE - 0.5pt e/w @ 9/1
GO LONG(best price 7/4) posted a smart speed figure when lowering the colours of short-priced favourite Charbel here last time and given that he was very strong in the latter stages of that contest 32 days ago, there’s a strong possibility of more to come over this extra distance. Being a half-brother to the useful pair Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman certainly gives extra clout to that theory, and under similar conditions to what he faced the last time, it would be slightly disappointing if Evan Williams’ charge didn’t justify his position in the market.
GO LONG - 1pt @ 7/4
KALANE(best price 5/2) couldn’t have been any more impressive on chase debut at Huntingdon last time out and despite being the most inexperienced runner in this field, she’s strongly fancied to overcome that impediment in this competitive-looking mares’ only affair. Making all the running at the Cambridgeshire venue, Charlie Longsdon’s charge was a joy to watch in the jumping department and the fact she ran the last circuit two seconds quicker than Al Ferof - who took the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase an hour later on the same card - adds further weight to her chances of repeating the dose.