The 2m2.5f handicap chase (11.35am) doesn’t feature anything that looks particularly well-handicapped, with the exception of String Quartet, who is overpriced at 16-1.
She won here last September, the form of which would see her make a mockery of this mark of 49.5, having also finished second over this CD last June, again in a conditions contest in which she ran to a fair bit higher than her current mark.
Things didn’t go to plan earlier this season, but I didn’t think she ran too badly when fifth on her return from a little break over 4100m here three weeks ago and that run should have put her spot on for this. With ground conditions in her favour, she can go well at a big price.
11.35am Craon – 1pt win, 0.5pt place String Quartet @ 16-1 (all firms)