YORK – WEDNESDAY
I’ve never ridden him before but he looks a very good ride to pick up and has some pretty smart form to his name, including winning twice already this season. He’s off a career-high mark but looks to be in good form and is a strong traveller who likes to come from behind so the long straight at York will obviously suit, and having looked at his form he appears versatile ground wise. There’s obviously going to be plenty of pace which will suit a horse of his running style and Michael Dodds is happy with him so I can’t see any reason why he can’t go well again.
He comes here off the back of a nice win in a valuable Handicap Hurdle at the Galway Festival and is clearly a very talented horse having won six of his 14 starts on the flat and over hurdles. John’s horses are running very well at present which always gives you confidence going into races like this and I’ll probably make plenty of use of him around here because he stays well. Ideally, he’d like the ground on the softer side but he looks to handle good ground and has a very serious chance.