THERE'S five meetings in Britain and Ireland today and our man has picks from Sandown, Lingfield and Newcastle.
NOT ANOTHER MUDDLE was raised in grade here last time after scoring quite comfortably at Plumpton and Leicester, and although outpaced by impressive Dolos, he almost snatched third spot from front-runner Gino Trail. A repeat performance would make Not Another Muddle the one to beat.
QUEENOHEARTS is 5lb worse off with Danse Idol on their running at Haydock when she had more than a length in hand. Stuart Edmunds’ six-year-old didn’t jump the last two flights with any fluency when still travelling strongly and is fancied to confirm form.
SHANGHAI GRACE has had a few chances but this is a suitable opening for the Charlie Hills-trained gelding to open his account following a solid second to Rectory Road at Kempton last month.
EPEIUS, wearing a first-time visor, had a lot of ground to make up on his last visit to Newcastle at the end of January but stuck his neck out to beat Bobby Joe Leg. A 2lb rise is very fair and Ben Haslam could hardly be in hotter form.
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