Today's Good Thing Tuesday 13-04-21
NATURAL HISTORY seemed unsuited by conditions in the Imperial Cup at Sandown last time and this looks an excellent opportunity for him to resume winning ways. Caddyhill appears vulnerable under a penalty having been all out to hold on at Haydock last month, so Druim Samhraidh is preferred for the forecast. Gary Moore’s NATURAL HISTORY beaten the favored Caddyhill upon returning, and successfully find it’s way right on the track.
FIRST CLASS RETURN is now 16 lb higher than for the first of his two wide-margin C&D victories last month, but he’s clearly at the top of his game and is taken to complete the hat-trick. The one for the forecast could be Manwell, who surely would’ve gone close had he not ran out at Haydock recently. As You Like will appreciate the drying ground and is also considered off a reduced mark. FIRST CLASS RETURN has really taken to this venue, getting off the mark by a wide margin before completing a C&D double with similar ease 13 days ago and a further 9lb rise for that latest victory doesn’t look enough to halt him if he’s in the same form today. Manwell was still very much in contention when jinking and running out at the fourth-last fence in his double bid at Haydock earlier in the month and the veteran is in good order at the age of 11. Antony continues to slide down the ratings and is respected after blowing the cobwebs away with a second-placed effort at Fakenham, although he was well beaten.