CAPILLA(best price 5/4) has looked a reformed character ever since the fitting of a hood and he should make it a quick hat trick given his current wellbeing. Evan Williams’ charge got the ball rolling with an impressive all-the-way success over 2m at Lingfield and followed that up under similar forcing tactics at Wincanton last time out. Although the son of Beneficial looked vulnerable approaching three out at the West Country venue, he quickly reasserted his superiority thereafter and powering on in the latter stages, he proved unequivocally that he now stays 2m 4f.
Capilla - 1pt @ 5/4
SIDBURY HILL(best price 11/4) was in the process of running a huge race on chasing debut at Newbury last week until disaster struck at the cross fence, but he’d certainly done enough up to that point to suggest he can more than pay his way in this discipline. A useful hurdler good enough to finish a creditable fifth in the EBF Final at Sandown last season, Seamus Mullins’ inmate was a big springer in the market in that competitive novices’ handicap at the Bet365 festival, so he’d obviously been showing up well at home and that confidence looked to be well placed until he over-jumped and slithered on landing at that notoriously tricky fence five from home. Providing his confidence hasn’t been dented too much, the son of Midnight Legend can make up for that untimely incident and go some way to repairing the damage for his band of supporters who invested in him at the Berkshire venue.
Sidbury Hill - 1pt @ 11/4
CYCLOP(best price 2/1) appeared to have the race at his mercy when coming to grief two out at Market Rasen last week and in a bid to take advantage of his old mark, connections of the son of King’s Theatre will be hoping he avoids disaster on this occasion. Clearly a well handicapped horse on the evidence of that display, the three mile trip was proving the ideal tonic for Dave Dennis’ charge and under similar conditions to those he faced seven days ago, those that felt the pain the most will hopefully be quickly compensated.