Last year’s Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle seventh Cormier is set to reappear on the flat this Wednesday in the Cumberland Plate at Carlisle.
Brian Ellison’s charge, who represented the same connections who took The November Meeting showpiece via Nietzsche two years earlier, won two of his hurdle races last campaign and most recently finished second over timber in the Swinton at Haydock.
He returned to the opposite code with a bang when winning at Pontefract back in May and is back in race action later this week off a 6lbs higher mark, partnering Ben Robinson.
The going could be a key factor in the chances of the Born To Sea gelding, with his handler previously describing him as a lover of soft ground, and any rainfall in Cumbria would be of great benefit on that merit.
Ian Jardine’s Tricorn tops the bill at the opening of the market and is seeking a fifth success in a row here, while the consistent Croeso Cymraeg will no doubt be popular with Welsh punters.