GOING IN SEARCH OF SOME DECENT GROUND
It won't be easy over the next few days to find going without soft or heavy in the description, with even Mondays destination of Musselburgh, which is renowned for it's faster surfaces, predicting soft, good to soft going, at the time of writing.Both of our runners are better on good/good to soft ground, so they wouldn't want anymore rain.
Onlyfoolsownhorses runs in the 12.15.pm, an extended two miles and three furlongs handicap hurdle for conditional jockeys, with Aiden Macdonald, who is great value for his 10lb claim taking the ride. Onlyfoolsownhorses is yet to repeat his best form of 2017 when completing a hat-trick in 47 days, but his last two starts have suggested that he is running back in to form. This trip would be his bare minimum, but he is now 11lb lower than when he was second at Hexham in August 2017.
Maison D'Or steps up in to Class 3 company, in the three miles handicap hurdle at 2.15.pm. He was a good second over course and distance back in November, which was his first run in four months, he has since finished a five lengths forth at Catterick 17 days ago. He runs off the same mark of 104 which he won off at Catterick back in November 2019, Alain Cawley, who has been placed on him twice in 2019, takes the ride.
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Good luck to the connections, The Cheltenham Trail & Proform Racing, and D Lees.