COTTLESLOE(best price 10/1) found the steady pace on his latest encounter at Wolverhampton not to his liking and he can bounce back to his very best form at a track where he is unbeaten in two starts. Yet to run a bad race since joining John Berry from Charles O’Brien in Ireland, the son of Teofilo was really impressive when bolting up over the C&D back in August and even though he’s been beaten off his new mark in four subsequent outings, all of those performances suggest he’s holding his form and can win again when the right circumstances arise.
Cottlesloe - 0.5pts e/w @ 10/1Lost -1pts
This race looks tailor made for TARA MIST(best price 4/1) and she can maintain her fine record around this track for local connections. Winner of both her two previous visits to the Shropshire venue, Henry Daly’s charge is bound to be sharper for her pipe-opener at Wincanton the other day when her stamina was stretched to the absolute limit, and with all her best form coming on soft ground over a sharp two miles, everything looks set fair for a positive display.