Drop back in trip should suit Good Man Pat at Kempton on Saturday

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March 13

We are only a week away from the first day of spring, yet Alan is still haunted by what has been the wettest winter on record, so he was hugely encouraged by the improvement in the weather, especially in view of the fact that blue skies and sunshine is the forecast for next week.

Alan said:”It’s been a long wait and very frustrating, but Good Man Pat is fresh and well after a break and with underfoot conditions on the change he runs in the Silver Bowl at Kempton, the consolation race for horses eliminated from chases at the festival.

“Good Man Pat travelled and jumped well at Doncaster last time but clearly showed that he does not get three miles, so dropping back in trip should suit him well.

“We have Coeur de Lion going for the Silver Plate Handicap Hurdle. He is back in good form but is arguably in the grip of the handicapper.

On To Victory runs in the novice hurdle. He was a classy Flat horse and looked the winner when he hit the front two out at Kempton last time, but he ultimately got cut down by another of our horses, Perfect Harmony. However, On To Victory lost nothing in defeat and may prove better on this drier ground.”