4.30pm Cartmel Tips & Betting Preview 01/07/2018

The bigger prize fund has attracted a high-class field as expected for this intriguing handicap chase, but none more so than Neil Mulholland’s SHANTOU VILLAGE (Each Way) who showed distinct signs of a return to form last time out at Uttoxeter, yet has been kindly dropped four pounds by the handicapper. Only an eight-year-old, he ought to be at the peak of his powers and as he runs off a rating well below his highest winning mark, today is the day for him to land a big pot on ground he handles better than most of these.

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