However, the gelding look to relish the return to two-and-a-half miles and it will be disappointing if he can’t make his presence felt under conditions which clearly play to his strength. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear like the layers are taking any chances with Arthur’s Gift but his handler has looked to offset the rise by employing stable conditional Tom Humphries and the young pilot has bright chances of rising his sixth career win if repeating his latest performance.
When in form last term, the selection was capable of clocking a decent number for the grade and he has already proved that Lingfield with cut in the ground bring out the best in him. Richard Rowe’s seven-year-old made one or two errors on his comeback but hopefully that was down to rustiness and the horse which beat him that day has won since to enhance the form.
DAREBIN (Huntingdon, 2.40) was fortunate to register a first career win over fences at Ludlow when rival Robinshill crashed out at the last, however the latter has atoned for that misfortune since and Gary Moore’s five-year-old can follow up today.
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