The fledgling handler is probably more synonymous with training jumps winners but the six-year-old has managed to win under both codes since October and should appreciate the return to two miles after another solid display at Wolverhampton. Rider Lemos De Souza sat off a pedestrian gallop at Dunstall Park at Christmas and was understandably tapped for toe when the pace quickened before staying on into fourth.
The return to a longer straight at Chelmsford should suit a horse that stays strongly and the son of Shantou remains well treated on a mark of 56.
BERLUSCA (Chelmsford, 7.00) has been a grand servant to David O’Meara and remains highly competitive when conditions are right. The eight-year-old served notice that his turn might be near when fourth to stablemate Coillte Cailin at Wolverhampton and, with his conqueror scoring well at Lingfield since, Berlusca makes some appeal at a decent price.
OLIVER’S HILL (Leicester, 2.10) has been transformed since being united with Nick Scholfield and the duo could complete a hat-trick of Leicester successes if the ground remains good at the east Midlands venue.
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