STUART EDMUNDS remains underrated as a trainer and he looks to have one nicely placed on Thursday.
He took this race at Market Rasen last year with the well-backed Molly Childers and has another with a huge chance this time around.
HILLCREST FIRE (Market Rasen, 12.55) is in tip-top shape after some handy runs on the flat in good races.
She’s rated in the 80s on the level and connections clearly feel it’s time to get her going over the hurdles again.
This race shouldn’t take much winning and I’d be shocked if this horse wasn’t a good few pounds better than her current rating of 110.
The yard is ticking along in fine fettle and the ground should suit this mare more than most of her rivals.
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Queen Of The Wind is forecast to be the favourite, most likely down to the form of Colin Tizzard.
Her win last time was on a bog at Ffos Las and it’s unlikely to prove reliable form.
Keep The River is the worry but hopefully the handicapper has played it safe with his opening mark.
I was close to whacking ZUBAYR (Wincanton, 1.15) in this and will be backing him to take this after a wind op. Paul Nicholls at Wincanton is an easy sell and he looks well weighted in a weaker field than he’s used to if the op has done the trick.
On the all weather ORION’S BOW (Newcastle, 4.35) is worth a tickle each way. ISAAN QUEEN (Wolverhampton, 6.30) has solid claims for the Archie Watson and Oisin Murphy gang.
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