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2m 4f 8ySoft (Good to Soft in places)

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No. Horse Odds
1 11/4
2 4/1
3 13/2
4 300/1
5 150/1
6 7/2
7 200/1
8 11/4
9 150/1
10 14/1
11 125/1
Verdict

Charlie Longsdon traditionally does well at this time of year and there was much to like about CASTLE ROBIN's exertions on reappearance at Warwick earlier this month. The son of Robin Des Champs was beaten less than a length there in third, being hampered after the last hurdle, and could claim compensation here. Point winner File Illico is an interesting newcomer for Jonjo O'Neill, while bumper winner Jetaway Joey is bred to be useful and could also go close now hurdling.

Verdict

Ready preference is for QUICK DRAW, who was unlucky to bump into one with such lofty chasing form on his hurdles debut at Uttoxeter. Castle Robin is feared most on the back of his improved Warwick effort, while Eclair d'Ainay should also be involved if all is well following almost 2 years off. File Illico, a wide-margin winner of his sole point start, and Jetaway Joey are others to consider.