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TWO TAFFS (2.28) should go well in an interesting and classy Veterans' Handicap Chase at Leicester.
The gelding has his first outing for Nigel Twiston-Davies after providing some sterling service to the Dan Skelton yard. Two Taffs can go well fresh and a repeat of his second to Clondaw Castle at Warwick in February puts him right in the mix.
Old rival Theinval finished ahead of my selection in the Grand Annual Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in March and they clashed as far back as April 2017, when Two Taffs came out on top at the Scottish Grand National fixture.
Garde La Victoire has been a grand servant to Philip Hobbs and will be sharper for his Hereford third earlier this month, while Sir Ivan made a fine return to action when third to Jacamar at Aintree following 247 days on the sidelines. Throw in Ayr winner Drumconnor Lad, ridden by rising star Kevin Brogan, and this should be a fine spectacle.
At Carlisle, another excellent young rider, Richard Patrick, gets the leg up on METEORITE (12.10), a solid second to The Twisler at Plumpton 27 days ago.
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