The penultimate race on Warwick’s card is a 2m4f Handicap Chase, see our betting tips and the full race preview below.
IN SUMMARY: He needs to improve but remains on a good mark and today may well be the day that MOORLANDS JACK gets back to his best. The 11yo has ran well here on both previous attempts and if getting back to anywhere near his best he’s on a good mark to capitalize with conditions falling to suit as well. The danger could well be Highbury High who’s been in good form this year and needs respecting back from a short break.
1 LEMONS GENT – Won easily off a 7lb lower mark at Market Rasen back in April (2m3f, Good to Soft) but has been very poor the last twice off his revised mark this season. May struggle again today.
2 MERCIAN KING – Finally off the mark at the 11th attempt when winning at Fakenham last time out (2m, Soft). 5lb rise demands more but still lightly raced and needs respecting as he has more room for improvement than most of these.
3 MOORLANDS JACK – Not been at his best lately but has shown signs of reviving this winter and is on a very good mark now. His last two efforts at Warwick have been good and the ground has fallen into his favour also, and if getting anywhere near his best today he should be able to capitalise today.
4 HIGHBURY HIGH – Been in good form recently and consistent too with 2 victories this year, including over C&D. Been given a small break and has to be respected for the inform Neil Mulholland team and also Noel Fehily who’s now on a record of 12-36 for the last 2 weeks.
5 MODELIGO – Consistent in the main but recent form hasn’t been too inspiring, finishing a well beaten 4th of 9 at Chepstow latest (2m3f, Good to Soft). Doesn’t make much appeal despite being down to his last winning mark.
6 ARQUEBUSIER – Now onto a handy mark but hasn’t impressed with his jumping yet and the ground is much quicker than he would want which tempers enthusiasm. Needs to have brushed up on his jumping to pay a part but is unlikely to be fighting for any more than places today.
7 LORD LANDEN – 11yo who won at Cheltenham back in December last year but hasn’t really done much since. Best days are most likely behind him now but has place claims if managing to get back to form under 7lb claimer A E Stirling.