Timeform pick out their three best bets from Carlisle on Sunday…
“…has his team in fantastic order and he is expected to come out on top…”
Timeform on Mac N Cheese
Spider’s Bite looks the part for fences – rangy, useful-looking gelding – and he made a good start when finishing second in a useful handicap at Ascot last month, finding the winner too tough a nut to crack. He pulled well clear of the remainder with that rival, though, and that looks solid form. Spider’s Bite seems sure to improve for that initial experience in this sphere and this looks an ideal opportunity for him to open his account. Reverant Cust and Trongate were both successful last time out and should go well again.
The evidence is mounting up that Mac N Cheese isn’t as good over fences as hurdles, so last month’s reappearance over the larger obstacles is forgivable and his mark remains a workable one back in this sphere. Keith Dalgleish has his team in fantastic order and he is expected to come out on top at the expense of Aspen Colorado, who is thriving and must go close if seeing this longer trip out, while Kris Spin adds a touch of class to the race.
Lough Derg Farmer remains relatively unexposed over fences after just three starts, and returned to form under a change of tactics when runner-up at Uttoxeter three weeks ago. He seemed to be well suited by a more aggressive ride that day, rallying when headed, and should make another bold bid here off the same mark. Kilcullen Flem wasn’t seen to best effect when well backed at Hexham on return and is feared most.
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