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MON STORM (best price 14-1) ran way beyond expectations in a hot contest at Down Royal last time out and that return to form could trigger the 10-year-old into rolling back the years over under his optimum conditions.

Since rattling off three victories in 2019, the Victor Wilson’s gelding has rather lost his way, so it was easy to see why he was sent off a 25-1 shot in a quality handicap 32 days ago. Held up towards the rear at the Lisburn venue, the son of September Storm stayed on extremely well in the latter stages to finish a never-nearer third and although he proved no match for the leading pair, the runner-up, Fairyhill Run, has gone on to suggest he probably ran close to a career high in his two subsequent outings. Although he failed to figure on his previous start at today’s venue, he was noted doing some good late work against some useful two-milers and now stepping up to a trip more in-keeping with his overall profile, Mon Storm is expected to easily outrun his morning odds.

Mon Storm - 0.5pts e/w @ 14/1