Ballymilan – 3.35 Southwell (11/1 – bet365)
An intriguing maiden hurdle from Neil Mulholland’s yard, Ballymilan could prove to be a handful in a 3m½f Novices’ Handicap Hurdle at Southwell.
The six-year-old has been bumped down 4lbs in the ratings after staying on to finish sixth in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at the course three weeks ago.
The gelding could show some improvement here as he returns to tackle the extended three-mile trip, but it must be noted that he struggled on his first start over this distance back in May.
However, the son of Milan should come on for that run and could well produce a better effort here.
With a price of 11/1, Ballymilan could push for the places here.