09/06/18 8:35 Stratford - System
2nd Victor Leudorum 28/1 - 45
3rd Gorsky Island 7/2 - 30
3rd Dandy Dan 3/1 - 30
BA came back from a break and won nicely but was put up 6lb for this. My worry is he hasnt won off this mark since June 2013 and he is now 11. He also has never won carrying top weight. Positives is he will love the ground and in 15 runs, he has been in the top 3 10 times, 5 times winning. He has placed at Stratford before, and trainer is in good form. Im not sure he can win, i would probably go against him, but he stays so i think a place is on the cards.
VL is 1lb lower than his last C&D win, this looks slightly tougher though. He has since changed yard and was off nearly 2 years. and hasnt seemed right since, his stats here are 4, 1, 1, 5. I am concerned about his recent poor form though
GI was just beaten in this a year ago over 1f further. He is now 8lb lower in the weights. He hasn't had good ground since that run, until his last 2 runs where he showed improvement with a 5th and 2nd last time out. I think he would go well.
Dandy Dan is a strange one. He is stepping up a 1 mile in distance, he looks bred to stay though so this could suit well and bring out massive improvement. Cannot discount him
I am sticking with my system, but i really wouldnt put you off Gorsky Island or Dandy Dan
My Selection: Buachaill Alainn 4/1