Timeform pick out their three best bets from Bangor on Thursday...
"..he was the best of these over hurdles and his yard is in much better form now."
Timeform on Eshtiaal
Eshtiaal made a discouraging start to his chasing career earlier this season, failing to complete on debut at Kilbeggan in April before finishing well beaten on his next start in June, but he was the best of these over hurdles and his yard is in much better form now. As such, he gets the vote to pick up a much-needed win ahead of Molly Childers, who looks the type who will continue her progress now chasing and is feared most.
Mill Quest wasted no time getting back to form when second at Roscommon, racing off the pace before taking second in between the final two flights and staying on, and she can enhance her good strike rate for this season - having won four races over the summer months. Eyesopenwideawake can follow her home if ready go go on reappearance.
Cousin Oscar is well handicapped on last year's novice form, and though he was disappointing over fences, he could easily get back on track returning over timber fitted with a tongue tie (has also undergone a breathing operation). Casterly Rock is a potential improver up in trip, while Jaunty Thor is clearly thriving.
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