Keep the faith in Richard Hughes' charge who makes a quick return after Monday's reversal.
RICH AGAIN (best price 7/1)
hit a real purple patch around this time last year and there’s been plenty of encouragement in his most recent performances to suggest he can recapture some of his best form and return to the glory days of twelve months ago. On his latest outing over an inadequate 5f, for instance, James Bethell’s charge did particularly well to finish as close as he did given that he was drawn out in the car park and had to forfeit many lengths in the early stages as a result and that effort was off the back of two similarly promising displays over 7f. Surprisingly, given how well he ran 24 days ago, the handicapper has actually dropped the son of Amadeus Wolf to a dangerous-looking mark of 73 and add to that the fact he is now racing over his optimum distance of 6f, the spritely seven-year-old makes quite a bit of appeal at his early quotes of 7/1.
Rich Again - 1pt e/w @ 7/1Lost -2pts
BELIEVE IT (best price 5/2)left the impression he was by far and away the best horse in the race he contested over the C&D earlier in the week and he is worth another chance to back up that view and confirm the promise of his previous victory. First of all Richard Hughes’ charge missed the break and then he got constantly messed about and shuffled back through the pack to find himself in an uncompromising position rounding the home turn. Although he finished off his race well from that point to finish a never-nearer fourth, the dye was cast at an early stage and it was a classic case of one that got away. Returning to the scene of that mitigating disaster, let’s hope the son of Rip Van Winkle breaks a bit more alertly in the hands of his inexperienced pilot as he definitely has the ability to take advantage of his current mark of just 57.
Believe It - 2pts @ 5/2Lost -2pts