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We have a runner over the jumps at Bangor, where the going is currently described as soft, good to soft in places, and a runner at Thirsk on the flat in the evening, where the going is currently described as soft.

Le Grand Vert has found his form recently, having finished runner up on each of his last two starts, at Wetherby, and Newcastle. He would have finished closer in each of those races if he had been more fluent at some of his fences, and from the same mark, he should once again make his presence felt. He stays well, and his chance will be enhanced if the ground doesn't dry out. He runs at, in the 0-100 novices handicap chase, over three miles, with the champion jockey Brian Hughes on board for the first time.

Elladora has improved in each of her four starts on the all weather, since arriving at the yard earlier on this year. This return to turf will not be a problem, as she has won three times on the grass, including once in heavy ground, and once on the soft. Her handicap mark is now a very attractive 52, which is 5lb below her last winning mark. Elladora will face a maximum field of 19 opponents when she goes to post for the, in the 0-55 handicap, over six furlongs, with her regular rider Aiden Brookes in the saddle.

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Good luck to the connections, Richard Howard & Ben Howard, and Anthony Bithell.

Le Grande Vert (top) & Elladora (bottom)

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