Kieran Clark - Horse Racing Analyst
PRESENT MAN has a terrific record when fresh and is expected to go very close in this veteran’s event. His latest run can be excused, finding the run coming too soon, and he only qualified for this series this season, making a winning reappearance in a similar event at Chepstow. The forecast good ground will be ideal and he could be hard to beat.
There are questions marks over a few of the fancied runners in this handicap chase and it could pay to take a chance on RETURN TICKET. His latest run in a jumpers’ bumper is easy to put a line through and he shaped as if still in good form at Musselburgh on his penultimate start, finding the test too much. The drop back in trip and good form of the yard are possible catalysts for a return to his best which will see him outrun his odds.