IN SUMMARY: Despite racing very awkwardly and pulling extremely hard, King Uther forged clear in the closing stages on his latest start. He gave the distinct impression he was learning on the job still and he won’t be far away again despite a rise, but preference is for LOUGH DERG FARMER. He won his latest start over timber in good style and he makes his handicap debut off a very attractive mark. He remains unexposed at the staying distances and can take his third hurdling victory. Barters Hill and The Eaglehaslanded both return on the back of long absences but need plenty of respect.