STRONG RESEMBLANCE (12.35 Ffos Las) is gunning for a hat-trick after winning over hurdles and then fences at Huntingdon on his past two starts.
He couldn’t have been any more convincing when scoring in a chase over this distance last time out.
He had a full 17 lengths to spare after going from the front and it could have been further if required.
He shoulders a 7lb penalty for that success but this is a drop in class so that shouldn’t hold him back.
DIDTHEYLEAVEUOUTTO (2.05 Ascot) had to dig deep to win when long odds-on for his hurdling debut at Fakenham last time out.
Or at least that’s how it seemed but the winning margin could have been further than a neck had he been asked some sterner questions by Barry Geraghty.
He won a Listed bumper here so we know he likes the track and there is plenty of scope for improvement with that comeback under his belt.
AL DANCER (1.10 Ffos Las) showed a touch of class in bumpers with a good second here and a solid fourth in Grade 2 company at Aintree in April.
He came back last month to clock up a smooth win at Carlisle despite looking rusty in the early stages.
He should take a big step forward for that experience and it will be disappointing if he’s not good enough to win in this level.
Wizard’s magic tips…
EACH-WAY DOUBLE: STRAIDNAHANNA (1.50 Catterick) has his quirks but there’s plenty of ability there and this comeback may be the time to catch him right.
Put him in a double with MR MEDIC (2.40 Ascot) who won here on his last run just before Christmas and should be capable of hitting the frame off this mark.
DUPIONI (5.45 Kempton) should be happier back in this class after finding Listed company too hot at Newmarket last time out.
She started with a convincing maiden win on debut here over 6f and this longer distance should bring further improvement.
PADURA BRAVE (7.15 Kempton) has been in excellent form around here with a win over this trip and 7f.
The handicapper hasn’t gone crazy with a 4lb rise for his most recent victory but it was a bit more cosy than the winning margin of a neck suggests.
She went well for jockey David Probert last time and should be right on the premises again.
2.40 Mr Medic (ew)
3.15 Vice Et Vertu
3.50 Jollys Cracked It
12.45 Grow Nasa Grow
1.50 Straidnahanna (ew)
2.25 Scented Lily
3.00 Barton Knoll
3.35 Soviet Castle
12.35 STRONG RESEMBLANCE (NAP)
1.10 Al Dancer
1.40 Hideaway Vic
2.15 Sir Egbert
2.50 Gardiners Hill
3.25 Golden Sovereign
5.15 Poeta Brasileiro
6.45 Uncle Jerry
7.15 Padura Brave
7.45 Choral Music
8.45 Point In Time