Mount Mews hasn’t been seen since a mid-field finish in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham in March 2018 but looks to have everything in his favour for a big run today as he won on debut, has previously won on seasonal return and also won on debut over fences. He makes his first appearance for his new trainer at a track where he has a perfect record of three wins from three runs and is partnered with regular jockey Brian Hughes who has a 47% winning strike rate over fences in the last two weeks. A Grade 2 winner over hurdles, a victory here today could set the scene for further progression and the opportunity to scale similar heights over fences this season.
Dimple is two from two since switching to Sandy Thomson and is very much respected in his hat-trick bid. He steps up from Class 4 races in to a Class 2 today so will find this tougher, but gets in towards the foot of the weights so does have scope for further improvement and will look to capitalise if our selection falters.
MOUNT MEWS (WIN) – NAP