Now that THE BROCK AGAIN(best price Evens) has finally got his head in front, he should have built up enough confidence to go on a bit of a roll and this race offers the perfect opportunity to add to that recent Taunton success. Although his main rival that day, Sonny The One, did his chances no good with a broken stirrup leather, it was still good to see Paul Nicholls’ charge find plenty for pressure in the closing stages – something which was lacking in several of his previous outings. A sound jumper, today’s track, therefore, should prove ideal for his solid technique and he looks a decent bet at odds against to get the better of his four opponents.
The Brock Again - 2pts @ 1/1Lost -2pts
SAVE MY BACON(best price 7/4)has had the misfortune to bump into the track specialist Bosham on his last two starts, but without an opponent of that sort of quality in tonight’s line up, Chris Dwyer’s charge can’t have too many excuses if she fails to get the job done. In chasing home Mick Easterby’s trail-blazer, the daughter of Camacho has posted two very fast times in defeat and with the likelihood of there being plenty of pace on again in this contest, she has plenty in her favour – including a favourable draw – to record another C&D win.
Save My Bacon - 1pt @ 7/4Lost -1pts
The recent time figures posted by WITHER HILLS(best price 10/1) indicate he’s got a better chance than the market suggests and he has to be worth a small investment to back up that view. Coming from a long way off the pace to score over 1m 2f here two starts ago, the Karinga Bay gelding couldn’t quite execute those tactics last time when he was left with a little too much to do by his inexperienced pilot, but with Padraig Beggy back in the saddle tonight, there’s every chance the veteran will play a significant role.