Shar Whats Therush won over course and distance on penultimate run and was in the process of running another big race when last seen, coming down at the last when challenging for the lead. The winner and second of that race have both won since so the form looks decent and providing the fall hasn’t dented the confidence too much he could get back to the winning ways here.
Call A Cab won well last time out but that was over two miles and based on his last run over this longer trip he may have to settle for minor honours today. Back Bar and Chesterfield King have both won over two miles and both have attempted this longer trip without success so the biggest danger looks to be Poker Party who has twice won over similar trips in heavy ground and should appreciate the step back in trip having struggled over three miles last time out.
Shar Whats Therush (E/W)
15:25 Ffos Las
Cawdor House Bert returned from a ten month break with victory over course and distance in heavy ground last month, travelling strongly and digging deep when needed to beat a 103-rated rival by a neck. The third from that race has gone on to win since so the form looks decent and Sean Bowen, who boasts a 38% winning strike rate when riding for David Rees, keeps the ride. A 3lbs rise could prove lenient as he is still well treated on old form and all three career victories have come at this course so he is the choice for victory here.
Bredon Hill Lad has won two from three at the course and won’t mind the conditions but is yet to win in four over todays’ trip and has never won off a mark this high so the bigger danger looks to be Market Road who won in heavy ground over a similar trip on penultimate run and races for a yard who have been amongst the winners in recent weeks.
Cawdor House Bert (WIN) – NAP
written by Dean Kilbryde