Recent April Meeting heroine Bannixtown Glory is set to reappear to the racetrack at Cartmel on Wednesday afternoon as she bids for a quickfire two-timer.
Donald McCain’s charge landed Listed honours at Prestbury Park two months ago under midweek partner Brian Hughes, beating two subsequent winners in the process.
And she will now join Eglantine Du Seuil, who she beat in Gloucestershire, in beginning a life over fences as she tops the bill in the three-runner field.
Former Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls gelding Getareason aims for a second win over the larger obstacles after his Hexham success in May, while long-standing maiden Sussex Road aims to win for the first time in 70 attempts.
After Bannixtown Glory’s victory at Cheltenham, handler McCain described the 2020/21 race for the champion jockey’s title between Brian Hughes and Harry Skelton as “David versus Goliath”.
Talking to the Racing Post in April, the Cheshire-based trainer said: “We’ve nearly accepted it [defeat] and he [Hughes] has been very gracious about the whole thing. All we’re trying to do is our job properly, that’s all.
“We’re not running horses for the sake of it. Brian’s riding really well and we’re just doing all we can do.
“I think when they’re reeling Paul Nicholls into the situation it makes it like David and Goliath. We’re just trying to keep training winners, that’s all we can do.”