won in the style of an improving stayer at York last time out and can provide his handler with yet another winner of this prestigious prize. Although Tony Martin has one of the likely favourites for this race in the shape of Quick Jack, it may well turn out that the son of Lando proves to be the better handicapped of the pair. Relishing every yard of the extended 2m trip on the Knavesmire, the progressive five-year-old appeared to win with a bit to spare and being a lightly-raced, un-exposed type with hopefully more to come, the Irish raider makes plenty of each-way appeal at his double-figure quotes. One of his main threats may turn out to be another trained over the Irish Sea in the shape of BAYAN
, who looks more than a dangerous floater off his low weight. Winner of the ultra-competitive Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot last winter, clearly big-field strongly-run handicaps suit his run style and he should give his sporting connections another big thrill.