ELOQUENT ARTHUR (4.30) looks the answer to the opening nursery at Chelmsford City.
The colt has been placed on his last three runs, the latest coming at Newmarket 22 days ago when just held by Numoor, and that form may be good enough. Addosh was runner-up at both Yarmouth and Newcastle before disappointing favourite backers on her next outing. Hugo Palmer’s filly should go well along with Dashing Dick, caught close home by fancied Marks Bear over six furlongs here last Thursday.
IRISH PROPHECY (2.40) ran El Presente close at Exeter 35 days ago and the form is rock-solid given the winner’s subsequent success in last Saturday’s Badger Beers Silver Trophy at Wincanton. he should go very close off top weight in the 2m 7f handicap chase at Taunton.
Looksnowtlikebrian was by no means disgraced when fourth to useful Young Wolf on comeback at Warwick, despite some sloppy jumps. A Carlisle third in mid-October hinted his turn was at hand. Pontresina is up 4lb for his Kempton triumph, which is hardly insurmountable, and could emerge as the main threat.