CHAPEL STILE (3.00) has the form in the book and it is easy to make a strong case for the Nicky Richards-trained gelding in the 2m 7f handicap chase at Kelso.
Chapel Stile came out best by a neck after a ding-dong battle with Cloudy Glen at Carlisle, the pair pulling 17 lengths clear. His earlier run, also at Carlisle, saw Chapel Stile finish third to yesterday’s winner Two For Gold.
Slanelough is trading at ew odds and should go well. Rose Dobbin’s gelding recorded a respectable third to Boldmere and Bob Mahler at Doncaster a fortnight ago. Knockoura has been raised 8lb for his Bangor success but remains competitive.
Keith Dalgleish’s Starplex, a dual winner at Newcastle under today’s rider Brian Hughes, will be fancied by many to complete his hat-trick in the concluding handicap hurdle.
That may well be the outcome but LET’S SWAY (3.35) is my idea of the each-way angle after she showed up prominently behind Flamboyant Joyaux and Dublin Four at Wetherby on Boxing Day.
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