Sedgefield’s NAP: DALKINGSTOWN | 2:45pm Bank A Winner With MansionBet Novices’ Handicap Chase | Dom’s Pick
A long trip to County Durham could be worth it for Peter Bowen’s charge, who fared better than the bare result when sixth at Ffos Las back in November.
That was a major step back in trip and this intermediate test should suit him better, with some form to his name surely putting him ahead of his current handicap mark of 102, with some recent efforts to his name likely to have him fit and firing for his test in the north.
In a fairly unassuming contest on paper, Aire Valley Lad is probably next best on the merit of his Hexham third last time out.
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There were excuses for Charlie Longsdon’s charge who lost a shoe at Huntingdon last time out when looking to build on his fine second at Market Rasen previously, form that has since been franked.
Brian Hughes is a solid booking to the saddle given his recent form and the step up to this sort of trip could unlock that final bit of improvement to shed his maiden tag at the 16th time of asking.
Former course winner Regaby looks the obvious alternative to the selection under a 3lb claimer.