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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Maiden Open NH Flat Race (GBB Race) (AWT)

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No. Horse Odds
1 13/2
2 8/1
3 5/2
4 12/1
5 125/1
6 200/1
7 22/1
8 14/1
9 33/1
10 11/1
11 10/3
12 17/2
Verdict

GLENLIVET failed to fire when favourite on his debut at Chepstow a year ago but the son of Flemensfirth can be given another chance having had a wind operation since that outing. Duke Of Chalfont is closely related to some useful performers on the Flat and he merits respect, while Tungsten Tom should not be underestimated. Newcomer Brilliant Present has to be on the shortlist for a powerful yard after skipping an engagement at Fontwell yesterday.

Verdict

GLENLIVET was a lot better than a sixth place suggests on his soft-ground debut a year ago as he loomed up going well 2f out. He's had wind surgery since (also tongue tied) and there's every chance he'll see things out much better faced with a sharper test now. Nicky Henderson does very well in bumpers and the main threat could easily come from his pair Duke of Chalfont and Brilliant Present.