CASABLANCA MIX took a tumble the last time we saw her at Exeter way back in December.
That’s not normally something you look for in a selection but she was miles clear when tipping up at the last and should take Kempton’s 3.40.
Trainer Nicky Henderson has given her plenty of time to get over those exertions and she looked a really nice prospect before than tumble.
She had already proven her credentials when winning by 12 lengths at Huntingdon so there’s every chance that it was just a blip last time.
Her hurdling form was decent enough and she ran with credit at Listed level but chasing was always going to be her game. She can make up for lost time here.
Copain De Classe looks the biggest threat coming back for the first time since a wind operation. He won a match at Fontwell before a couple of modest efforts in decent company.
He has some talent and may be able to show it now.
INCHCOLM can kick off Sedgefield’s card by winning the 2.10.
He’s a solid enough performer in races like this and goes off the same mark as his second at Cartmel in June.
Before that he won and placed at Hexham so should have no problem with this stamina-sapping circuit. He has moved yards since that last run and should have more to offer at this level.
STRIKE IT LUCKY 15: Inchcolm (2.10 Sedgefield), The Lincoln Lawyer (2.45 Sedgefield), Casablanca Mix (3.40 Kempton), Sonic (4.55 Sedgefield).
Iskabeg Lane has had a little help from the handicapper since being held here last time and could rate as the danger.
SONIC sounds good in the 4.55 at Sedgefield.
He has gone well here before and relishes this trip as he showed when winning with eight lengths to spare last time out.
That was in novice company but he hasn’t been clobbered on this debut at handicap level and keeps it simple from the front.
Since taking a tumble at Bangor this summer he has two wins and two places to his name so should be hard to keep out of the frame again.
Iolani should give him the most to do after a bloodless victory here last time. This looks a better race than that and a 10lb rise in the weights looks slightly harsh.
2.00 Quel Destin
3.05 Grand Sancy
3.40 CASABLANCA MIX (NAP)
4.10 High Secret
4.45 Closest Friend
5.15 Hugo’s Horse
2.45 The Lincoln Lawyer
3.20 Flying Jack
4.25 Easy Street
5.30 Risk And Co