That was a decent return to action for the gelding who hasn’t won for nearly three years and followed a lengthy 187-day break. Once rated in the low 90s and contesting some warm handicaps for Marcus Tregoning, he has found it tough since but went close last year to adding to his two successes, particularly in a better Haydock contest.
Tuesday’s race looks a little short on quality beyond the hat-trick seeking Kylie Rules - who has a rising handicap mark to contend with - and Storm Ahead can take advantage from his drifting mark at a value price.
Storm Ahead 1pt ew @ 11-2
Dashing Poet is a six-time winner and clear on my speed figures.
Dashing Poet 1pt ew @ 4-1
THE GROOVE (Chepstow, 3.30) switched from an all-weather campaign to turf at Salisbury 12 days ago and connections must have been gutted as a 66-1 outsider flew past late on. The gelding had appeared to be doing everything right, clocked well and deserves another chance off 2lb higher.
The Groove 1/2pt ew @ 5-1
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