15:40 Ludlow

DELLA CASA LUNGA (best price 9/4) finally found the sort of form for new connections that she achieved while in Ireland, and with one of the contributory factors being today’s track, a return to the picturesque Shropshire circuit can yield a similar result.

A keen going sort, the daughter of Champs Elysees hadn’t been seeing out her races as well as anticipated prior to shipping up here 22 days ago but allowed to bowl along in front after picking up the running at the second hurdle, she settled into a lovely rhythm, saved energy, and ultimately powered clear in the closing stages.

Obviously, she must go and prove she can repeat the dose over an extra three furlongs but providing similar tactics are employed, there’s every chance she will be equally effective.

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Della Casa Lunga - 1pt @ 9/4

16:35 Wetherby

WAR SOLDIER (best price 7/2) showed a tremendous desire to get the job done over today’s C&D last time and hailing from a yard going through a bit of a purple patch at present, Sandy Thomson’s gelding has a decent opportunity to add to his tally.

Prominent from the outset, the seven-year-old travelled smoothly to pick up the running going well on the approach to three out but after his pilot briefly lost an iron after the second last, he looked like he’d handed an unassailable advantage to his nearest pursuer, Basher’s Reflection.

However, with his main rival idling on the run-in, he sensed another opportunity and staying on strongest of all on the climb to the line, he ended up snatching the prize close home.

Having previously run well in a novice hurdle at today’s track, he clearly has good vibes for the Yorkshire venue, and with conditions like what he encountered 26 days ago, another solid display looks on the cards.

War Soldier - 1pt @ 7/2