DAN SKELTON fields a strong team on the National Hunt bumper card at Wolverhampton, with both SOLOMON GREY (4.30) and LONGHOUSE SALE (3.00) returning to action following wind operations.
Solomon Grey is a 140-rated chaser and was smart over hurdles as well, so there is every chance the grey will outclass his rivals. Lantiern is probably the main danger.
Longhouse Sale achieved a high rating over hurdles and fences before his career was curtailed by breathing problems and may have too much in the locker for Petite Jack, useful on the flat and ridden by a 10lb claimer. His third to Pirate King over 1m 4f at Lingfield last month is excellent form and Harry Skelton will probably ensure it is a proper stamina test by making good use of Longhouse Sale over this sharp two miles. Building Bridges is rated 30lb inferior to Petite Jack on the flat.
IRISH ROE (3.30) found the admirable Lady Buttons too good in a Grade 2 mares' hurdle at Doncaster and is preferred to Lough Derg Spirit, having her first start for Paul Nicholls, and Hatcher, yet another Skelton inmate returning from wind surgery.