Alan Thomson has a brace of bets on a low-key Sunday
ANCIENT ASTRONAUT (3.28) was the subject of a major gamble which came unstuck two days ago but a recovery mission has been launched at Lingfield.
The gelding had little chance of winning at Wolverhampton after taking a fierce hold, and his jockey was forced very wide on the home bend. Ancient Astronaut is better judged on his narrow defeat previously and he has had better luck with the draw in stall two.
VOLCANO (3.42) returns to the scene of his latest victory at Warwick and should go well in the very demanding 3m 5f handicap chase. The grey wasn't disgraced behind Subcontinent when moved up slightly in grade at Ludlow and William Hill go four places at 10-1.
The Cheltenham Festival kicks-off on Tuesday and The Voice of Value has penned a brilliant scene-setter, with a Banker Bet for each day, to get us in the mood.
He's also spent some time with racing expert Jim Delahunt to record a special Cheltenham Festival Preview Podcast. It's well worth a listen if you're looking for a few pointers for the Festival.