There's jumps action to look forward to at Wetherby on Tuesday and Alan Dudman has picked out a couple of selections to follow at the Yorkshire track...
"On that occasion he looked as though he could be worth a shot over 2m4f as he stayed on well."
Go with Billingsley to make all
It's too soon to write off Billingsley following his late fall at Doncaster last time, and he can get back on track with a good performance at Wetherby.
He was a progressive jumper last term winning three on the bounce, and heavy conditions bring out the best in him, so Wetherby's mud should suit him down to the ground.
One of the victories last season was a good piece of form in a 0-130 at Newbury. Billingsley set a good pace in that from the front and there was a big gap to the third to still make him of interest from his current mark of 136.
Eclair D'Ainay has shot up 14lb after his easy Chepstow win, but he has to prove it in a higher grade. Although he did look pretty good there with his jumping, but he's no price today.
The selection was trading at 10.09/1 last night, and that would present a decent opportunity to play a back-to-lay as he loves to dominate and build a rhythm.
Can Cork enjoy a champagne moment?
Jonjo O'Neill's Pop The Cork looks ready for a step up in trip and he can be backed at 8.07/1 in the 14:35.
His latest effort at Uttoxeter saw him travel quite well under a good ride, and that wasn't the only time he travelled well as he previously caught the eye at Warwick.
However, I liked his run in October at Wetherby over 2m. On that occasion he looked as though he could be worth a shot over 2m4f as he stayed on well, and that race was a good piece of form against a progressive winner.
He steps up in class but is unexposed, and he holds winning form in testing conditions as a juvenile.
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*All bets to a 0.5pt stake unless stated otherwise