2.30: Fast ground, a light weight and the return of Tony McCoy look a winning formula for the diminutive NORTHERN STARLIGHT, who was so brave in landing the Tripleprint Gold Cup at Cheltenham in December. He ran far better than final placings suggest behind stablemate Majadou at the Festival.
3.05: Not a well-contested race for the money, and though on his old form the classy Paddy's Return would pick these up and carry them, he has been well below that this season. The upgraded handicappers TEAATRAL and Galant Moss make more appeal, with preference for the former based on his having a more progressive profile.
3.40: ALABANG is well handicapped on his best form and is of definite interest in the light of a promising seasonal reappearance at Sedgefield, although he has since been a conspicuous disappointment at Sandown. Today's faster ground will be to this pacey sort's advantage though. Well-weighted Real Estate is twice a winner here and is a threat, as is unexposed winning novice Premier Generation. Warm Spell has more to do after his last-time- out second at Lingfield, though today's shorter trip is in his favour.Reuse content