12.30 Bangor – Yggdrasil – WON 11/4 (Adv 10/3)

One of our Ten To Follow horses who’s on a potentially lenient mark and is of interest now switching racing in handicap company and switching to the larger obstacles. The showed a good deal of promise last season in just 3 outings and really stepped forward on his debut this season. A fine 2nd to a classy type from the Paul Nicholls yard who himself holds entries at Cheltenham this weekend. Surprisingly Yggdrassil was dropped a couple of pounds for that run and with his 4yo allowance races off bottom weight here. Respect for the progressive Do It For Thy Sen, but Yggdrassil makes plenty of appeal.

Ten To Follow Comments:Yggdrasil, Trained by Nick WilliamsCould be a bit of a dark horse this season, off a pretty low mark of 117 following just 3 runs over hurdles as a 4yo. He showed a fair degree of promise first time out at Sandown behind Elham Valley who subsequently ran 3rd in the Boodles at Cheltenham, and Hudson De Grugy who won his next 2 races. Yggdrasil was well beaten on his 2 subsequent starts, but the first of those was behind the classy Adagio at Grade 1 level and his final run was in really heavy ground at Exeter. Yggdrasil is a half brother to Siruh Du lac who improved leaps and bounds when sent over fences, so it’ll be interesting to see how he’s campaigned this coming season, but he’s an interesting horse off a pretty low rating.

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