Andy Holding thinks Tom George's good spell could continue at Chepstow this afternoon.
Not too many with a huge amount of upside here so it should hopefully pay to stick with the progressive VALSEUR DU GRANVAL (best price 9-4) to follow up his recent Kempton success. The feature of that performance at the Sunbury venue was the way he travelled through the race before putting it to bed with a nice turn of pace after two out and hailing from a team buoyed by their tremendous victory in the Haldon Gold Cup yesterday, Tom George’s charge makes plenty of appeal.
The high numbers ended up having a significant advantage over the straight course here last week, so the performance of STORM MELDOY (NAP) (best price 13-2), who was a slightly unlucky and never-nearer seventh behind eventual winner Pensax Lad, deserves upgrading and he’s therefore worth a chance to turnaround the form. Held up in midfield going well, unfortunately the gaps didn’t failed to materialise inside the final two furlongs and by the time he eventually saw daylight, those that enjoyed a clear run up against the stands side rail had sailed off into the distance. He did, however, finish off his race with enough gusto to suggest he would have been a big player with a clear run and what should turn out to be another keenly-contested and strongly-run affair, let’s hope the son of Royal Applause receives a better rub of the green this time around.