was most unfortunate not to score (Ouzo
fourth) when finishing with a rare old rattle over C&D in November, and the handicapper has taken evasive action with a 3lb weights rise. Martyn Meade's charge sports a reliable profile (12012) so ought to be firmly in the mix. However, at slightly more rewarding odds there are possible each-way options, namely Bell Rock
(for the red-hot Andrew Balding) and SHELIR
. The selection is one of two runners for the shrewd David O'Meara (also saddles Baltic Baron
) and the Helmsley-based trainer so often excels with others cast-offs.
- Bell Rock