Timeform select their three best bets from Dundalk on Wednesday...
"...looks sure to improve with that experience under his belt, especially now up a furlong in trip..."
Timeform on Sceptical
YUFTEN - 15:25 Dundalk
YUFTEN won this race 12 months ago and recorded his fifth success of this calendar year over C&D last month, staying on strongly to lead close home. The eight-year-old has changed hands in the interim and is fancied to make the perfect start here for his new connections, taking on vastly inferior rivals on favourable terms. Sir Ottoman and Kasbah can battle it out for the minor money.
CRAFTY HUGO - 15:55 Dundalk
CRAFTY HUGO showed much improved form from out of the blue to get off the mark over C&D last time, finding plenty to come from rear and put his head in front in the final furlong. It remains to be seen whether he can back that up from 6 lb higher, but he was full value for his wide-margin win on the day and has an unexposed profile on this surface to make him of interest for a while longer yet. Mulzamm and Dayereh head the list of dangers in a race as competitive as the big field suggests.
SCEPTICAL - 17:25 Dundalk
SCEPTICAL showed promise amidst greenness when third on his debut here three weeks ago, doing his best work at the finish after a slow start. He looks sure to improve with that experience under his belt, especially now up a furlong in trip, and is fancied to improve past some more exposed rivals to open his account. My Excelsa was second that day but lacks the same scope for improvement, while similar comments apply to the other standout on form, Abanica.