Plumpton’s NAP: THE BOMBER LISTON | 2:45pm Trevor Shearly Memorial Handicap Hurdle | Dom’s Pick
Nicky Henderson’s charge makes his handicap debut and could have been given a lenient opening mark of 122 after the manner of his Uttoxeter win last time out.
He’s had a second wind surgery since that facile success in October and James Bowen retains the partnership over a trip that he appears to have improved for.
Hell Red gets a first crack at this trip and his yard have won the last two renewals of this race, so he has to be taken seriously.
NB: AULD SOD | 3:15pm Mark Taylor Memorial Handicap Chase
The 8-year-old gelding is back down to a trip that should suit after efforts over three miles at Southwell and Stratford earlier in the year, respectively.
However, he returned to form at this track last month when finishing second but now has the benefit of a claimer who takes a further 2lb off his back.
Sue West’s Air Hair Lair looks the obvious danger following the recent rainfall and he has finished outside of the places only once in his last eight outings.