Warwick is the venue for Friday's Placepot attempt...
"Bennys Mist, No Planning and Persian Snow are all likeable types that should run their race but their handicap marks look about right and, in Uxizandre, they meet with a rival that is unexposed and progressive over fences..."
14:10 - The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Cogry is open to further improvement but perhaps not as much as David Pipe's Count Danilo, with the latter making more appeal as an opening leg banker. The five-year-old was pitched into a warm bumper on debut but left that effort well behind on his first attempt over hurdles, still looking a working progress but winning with a degree of authority at Fakenham. The experience won't be lost on him and he could take a bit of beating here.
14:40 - It's difficult to make a case for many in this weak handicap, with Lost In Network and Pagham Belle appearing to be just about the most solid. Clearly Flat winner Dorry K could prove a different proposition now taking to handicaps for trainer Jim Best but, as things stand, the best option is to include the pair mentioned earlier.
15:10 - Water Wagtail could have been let in lightly on handicap debut over fences but he has only raced over the larger obstacles once, and preference is for Barton Gift and No Duffer. The first mentioned has been raised 19 lb after smashing his rivals out of sight, equipped with a visor for the first time, at Exeter last month but he could easily do better now he's got his act together, whilst No Duffer finished behind a pair of subsequent winners at Haydock last time and will be suited by this step up in trip.
15:40 - Bennys Mist, No Planning and Persian Snow are all likeable types that should run their race but their handicap marks look about right and, in Uxizandre, they meet with a rival that is unexposed and progressive over fences. The six-year-old beat a dual subsequent winner at Plumpton last time and can extend his unbeaten record over fences.
16:10 - Haatefina sets the standard but her jumping has left something to be desired on occasion so preference is for Raven's Tower, who arguably should have won last time, and Muhtaris, who is best forgiven his latest effort and well worth another chance to build on his winning debut in this sphere.
16:40 - Bally Sands scored over fences off a 3 lb higher mark last year and, having returned to form in this headgear the last twice, could be poised to strike once more. It's also worth including Trigger The Light, who has a decent record at this track and has gone well fresh in the past. He needs to put a couple of below-par efforts last season behind him but, if able to do so, he could take a hand in the finish.
14:10 - 2
14:40 - 8, 9
15:10 - 3, 8
15:40 - 1
16:10 - 1, 2
16:40 - 3, 8
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