Stayers Hurdle winning trainer Emma Lavelle has sent out 3 winners from her last 6 runners and can improve upon that impressive strike-rate with De Rasher Counter today.
The promising seven-year-old defeated subsequent Grade 3 888Sport Handicap Chase scorer Walt on his penultimate outing at Newbury before placing second behind subsequent Grade 2 runner-up Now McGinty, who was in receipt of 6lbs, at Chepstow last time out.
The re-opposing Captain Cattistock, who also received 6lbs when finishing 6 lengths and one place behind Lavelle’s charge at the Monmouthshire venue, was successful in a competitive heat at Exeter next time out and it is interesting that connections elected to sidestep the Kim Kuir Challenge Cup at Cheltenham on Thursday in favour of this Class 2 contest.
He has previously won on heavy ground and remains unexposed over staying tips. Therefore all looks set for a very big run off a potentially lenient mark of 140.
SELECTIONS: Uttoxeter 2.25 – De Rasher Counter 10/3 – 3pt win (Bet365, William Hill, Unibet, SportPesa)