Uptight is bound to be all the rage to follow up his recent C&D win, but having had the perfect storm that day in the first-time blinkers and ideal number one stall to race in the clear on the far side, things won’t be as easy as the market suggests and he is therefore passed over at the prices. As Kevin Ryan’s charge takes out a huge chunk in the market and there is the perfect dead eight for a bit of each-way burglary, JAARIH (best price 4/1)
makes plenty of appeal as the alternative to the jolly. Clearly, the son of Starspangledbanner has endured one or two niggly problems as previous trainer George Scott was quite prepared to let him go on the cheap when winning a claimer over this C&D two starts ago. Now in the hands of Conor Dore, who has a reputation for doing well with other trainer’s cast-offs, this lightly-raced four-year-old should go well if he repeats the sort of time he clocked back here during the middle of the month.