1.45 Sandown – Third Time Lucki – WON 5/1 (Adv 6/1)

Plenty of respect for the potential improver, Red Rookie; but the handicapper has given Third Time Lucki a real chance here and the ground has come on his favour. He was a very good novice chaser who unfortunately bumped into Edwardstone on several occasions, but ran with great credit and at a level a good deal higher than is required here. Disappointing this year, he’s subsequently been dropped a good deal in the weights and following wind surgery ran with far more encouragement last time. Unfortunately the ground at Warwick was all against him, but he hinted a return to form. With conditions to suit and a further drop in the weights, he’s taken to return to form here.

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