Clondaw Westie won a decent looking point-to-point before moving to Lawney Hill and although couldn’t get his head in front over hurdles he has proved a different proposition over fences, winning by eight lengths over today’s trip in soft ground on debut and winning again last time out over a shorter trip in heavy ground. He’s been upped 7lbs but should appreciate the step back up in trip and can made it three wins from four over the larger obstacles with victory here.
Royal Tara won on only previous run over fences but that came almost twelve months ago in good ground over almost three miles and his recent form over hurdles hasn’t been great so comes with risks attached.
Bally Gilbert is yet to record a career victory but improved last time out to gain a sold second behind Ratify who has won again since. The recent stable form hasn’t been great but could yet improve further so looks to be the biggest danger to the selection.
Clondaw Westie (WIN) – NAP
written ten by Dean Kilbryde