Caius Marcius – 6.40 Stratford (14/1 – William Hill)
A 2m2½f Class 2 Handicap Chase at Stratford holds the day’s each-way bet, with a runner from Nicky Richards’ yard potentially hinting at some value.
Caius Marcius had hit a patch of bad form over the winter months, which has seen his mark gradually decline.
The gelding returns after a 4 ½ month break and is now 14lbs lower than his last winning rating.
He is stepped up in trip here, but he should be able to deal with a bit of cut in the ground even though his preference of good ground is known.
With a price of 14/1, Caius Marcius could push for the places at least if he is back to his best.