14:22 Saturday

After just 6 starts I’m still expecting more to come from the likeable MACKELDUFF (best price 3/1). He really impressed when he won going away on reappearance at Aintree and I think he has had excuses the last twice despite running to a decent level in defeat. He lacked fluency at Haydock last month so if he puts in a slicker round of jumping that would see him step forward alone. He remains unexposed and I’ll be surprised if he isn’t better than his current mark of 121. The danger is likely Wicked West for Dr Richard Newland but he had every chance at Ffos Las last time and just struggled to live with the winner. He should appreciate going back up in trip but I think he needs more to beat the selection and he is a shorter price at the time of writing. Here Comes Henry also has more to offer so has to be feared too.