Last month’s Merseyside star Captain Tom Cat is set to make a second start over fences at Worcester on Saturday afternoon following on from his Aintree demolition job.
The six-year-old, trained by former Grand National winning handler Dr. Richard Newland, made all in a blistering front-running display in Liverpool under Sam Twiston-Davies in a handicap, opening on a mark of 125.
He’s now 12lbs higher as he heads for his chief’s local stomping ground this weekend, with Newland currently operating at a 43% win-rate alongside the River Severn so far this campaign.
Up against the son of Dylan Thomas is Nicky Henderson’s Mill Green, who himself won in this sphere on debut at Ffos Las after a creditable seventh in the Martin Pipe previously.
2020/21 centurion Fergal O’Brien continues his good form this year and he saddles Golden Tapain who has won four of his 21 career starts, and former Aintree bronze medalist Yes No Maybe So makes his first appearance over the larger obstacles for Tom Lacey.