Nicky Henderson has enjoyed plenty of success at this fixture over the years - usually citing a clutch of horses who require fast ground - and FULL SHIFT (NAP) (best price 7/2)
looks another individual from the Seven Barrows barn that can benefit from the Scottish air. One could argue that the drop back in trip from his facile success over 2m 4f at Kempton last time out might just find the son of Ballingarry out, but on closer inspection of the numbers he posted at the Sunbury venue, the mind is quickly put at ease. Not only did the seven-year-old clock a faster furlong-per-furlong time than both the King George and Feltham Chase on the same card, his final circuit sectional was 2.4 seconds quicker than Cue Card and Co – highlighting how fast he was operating in the latter part of the race. Armed with those figures, he should have the necessary quality to offset the 8lb weight rise he incurred for that impressive victory.