IT’S back to the mundane now that the wonderful Cheltenham Festival has been and gone.
Kempton and Uttoxeter is more than decent enough fare, though, so let’s see if the winners can start to fly once again.
3.15 Brother Tedd – Showed the fire still burns when putting up a good performance to finish second at Ludlow last time after 600 days off the track.
He’s as consistent as they come and looks nicely handicapped on some of his old form.
Philip Hobbs had a Festival winner and his team are clearly going well.
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3.25 Vive Le Roi – Clearly outclassed in the National Spirit last time out but is an improved former this term.
Drops back in grade now and will get an easy lead under decent claimer.
If running to his best he should have the measure of these from the top of the handicap.
2.25 Captain Cattistock – Was the subject of strong praise from Harry Cobden last time out, despite his win being mostly obscured in fog.
Is a big strapping type who was always likely to improve for a fence and he does look most progressive now.
Lorcan Williams takes off 5lb and that will be a big help – he should go in again.
Bully's Saturday Bankers
2.25 Uttoxeter – Captain Cattistock
3.15 Kempton – Brother Tedd
3.25 Fontwell – Vive Le Roi
4.20 Newcastle – Call The Cops
7.15 Wolves – Tiger Eye
4.20 Call The Cops – It was good to see this one back in the winner’s enclosure last time out for the in-form Ben Haslam.
He’s been raised 4lb for that but he’s still very well-in on his old form and should be too good for these.
7.15 Tiger Eye – Has looked a horse to follow after winning nicely in two novice contests both at this track and at Lingfield.
Doesn’t look too harshly treated off a mark of 83 and could prove a cut above here.