This looks a good opportunity coming down in grade for the Olly Murphy trained runner to record his second victory over hurdles. He put in some good efforts in the Autumn most notably when 4 lengths fourth in a listed handicap at Cheltenham. Returning from a 75 days break should be no issue as he has won previously after a break and was travelling well when falling two out another occasion. Lewis Stones is able to claim a handy 7lbs and that along with the drop in grade makes him a confident selection.
Similar reasons to the previous selection in why Kayf Adventure is expected to get his head back in front today. This class 3 event looks a considerable drop in grade compared to the 140+ rated horses he performed with credit against last time out. A reproduction of that effort for this previous CD winner should see him go close and the application of cheek pieces for the first time add further interest. Phillip Hobbs and Tom O Brien continue in good form with a 35% strike rate in the last month.
Looks interesting on handicap debut at fancy odds. Has shown very little in 3 hurdle starts this winter but prior to that did show he had ability in a couple of bumpers. The switch to handicaps under these not so demanding conditions could bring out improved form. Trainer Neil King is in decent form currently with 2 winners from 9 runners in the last 14 days.
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