MYSTIC PRINCESS (NAP) (best price 13/2)
looked on good terms with herself when returning to something like her best form at Downpatrick last time out and representing a stable that do really well with their runners at this stiff track, Mark McNiff’s inmate can be expected to put up a bold show. Not only did the daughter of Manduro post a decent overall speed figure that evening, her final lap time was 3.4 seconds faster than the maiden hurdle won by Rise Of An Empire – who has gone on to win since. Using that horse has a guide, this in-form five-year-old, therefore, still doesn’t appear too badly treated despite a 6lb rise in the ratings, and having won at this corresponding meeting last year, hopes are high that she can repeat the dose twelve months on.
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