NOT every horse takes to the kick-back at Chelmsford City but AREEN HEART (7.15) handled it perfectly well when third to Mizaah on his penultimate start.
David O’Meara’s gelding was a shade unlucky that day as he was hampered two out before running on late.
Areen Heart was sent to Lingfield last Thursday for a highly competitive contest and he ran probably his best race to date when denied by neck. Stall two is ideal and the handicapper has left his mark untouched.
There is a quality mares’ novices’ hurdle at Newbury and POSH TRISH (2.25) can continue Paul Nicholls’ good run. She was only 10th in the big Aintree bumper in April and has ground to make up on third placed Duhallow Gesture on that form.
However, her hurdling experience may be worth a few lengths and we know she is race-fit.