KYLLA LOOKS (2.25) made a mockery of her dismissive 28-1 odds when hosing up last Monday and she can defy a penalty at Chelmsford City.
Mike Murphy fitted cheek-pieces for that Wolverhampton victory and they may well have made a huge difference as Kylla Looks drew almost four lengths clear. Last month's course and distance winner Secret Treaties looks the logical danger.
At Musselburgh, Sam Thomas gives hurdles winner Galileo Silver his first start over fences in the 2m 6f handicap chase and the grey will go close with a clear round. The safer option is Donald McCain’s ARMATTIEKAN (1.15), a winner here over a shorter trip when thumping Brotherly Company. The runner-up has a big weight pull and is entitled to go well. However, Armattiekan’s subsequent Catterick victory over talented King Golan marked him down as an improving young chaser.
McCain has an interesting runner in the juvenile hurdle, with the ex-Mark Johnston filly FIVEANDTWENTY (1.45) fancied to make a winning debut. She was a clear-cut course winner on the Flat this summer and receives the controversial 7lb sex allowance.
Keith Dalgleish’s Breguet Boy beat the Fergal O’Brien-trained Castel Gandolfo here in early November and should go well under a penalty. Jorgie caused a 40-1 turn-up at Perth in September and only went down on the nod to in-form Grimthorpe Castle when switched to the Fibresand at Southwell. Dalgleish fields former Andrew Balding inmate Machios and it will be intriguing to see how he goes in the betting.
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