BANKERS OR BLOWOUTS?
Kings Palace 12.30 Cheltenham SP forecast 4-5 Three from three over hurdles last season before falling when well beaten in the Albert Bartlett here in March but bounced back when beating Sausalito Sunrise on his reappearance and chase debut over 3m1/2f on the Old course last month. Improvement is needed on 8lb worse terms. Conclusion Sausalito Sunrise should improve on today's better ground and is readily preferred.
Rocky Bender 1.30 Bangor SP forecast 7-4 Still a maiden under rules after 16 starts, but ran a stormer on his reappearance last week when beaten only 11 lengths by the 155-rated Black Thunder in an intermediate chase at Sandown. Venetia Williams' gelding was probably flattered in that messy four-runner race, but he's 5lb well-in off this rating of 105. Conclusion Had plenty of chances and not the type to offer value at shorter than 2-1. Lay.