Dear Sire – 2.55 Stratford (11/1 – bet365)
Last seen tackling obstacles in the Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle, Dear Sire makes his return to action at Stratford on Tuesday.
Donald McCain’s recruit has struggled in recent times but he has slipped to a dangerous mark and could well strike in this level of company.
The gelding is now 2lbs lower than his last winning mark when running out a comfortable winner at Chepstow back in October on good ground.
The nine-year-old has the advantage of a 5lb claimer booked in and he should appreciate the drop in class.
With a price of 11/1, Dear Sire could well return to form here.