Sport : Horse Racing

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Jockey Trainer OR Bet with Sky Bet
1 F1-1F1 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Up And Go (FR) 24 Distance Winner 5 11-11 J M Maguire D McCain Jnr
2 6044/P Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow diamonds and diamonds on cap Ballet D'anges (FR) 34 7 11-4 Callum Whillans (5) W Amos
3 R57 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE (quartered), MAROON sleeves Bold Slasher (IRE) 52 5 11-4 Ryan Mania Mrs S J Smith
4 92-4363 Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Phoenix Returns (IRE) 25 5 11-4 F Davis G A Swinbank
5 080 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Shouda (IRE) 27 7 11-4 h Paul Moloney Mrs S Leech

Verdict

UP AND GO will be a very short price in this opener. Already a winner between the flags and in a bumper, he wasn't unfancied when falling in a Grade 2 hurdle at Sandown in December. Donald McCain's charge made amends with a smooth victory over this trip at Wetherby subsequently and has little to beat here. Phoenix Returns is probably the one for forecast-backers as he's been placed here and at Kelso, though still has his stamina to prove over this longer trip.

Formwatch

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