Back Whitby Jack (EW) @7-1
Whitby Jack finds himself at the right end of the weights in this traditionally strong handicap. While he was never probably under serious consideration for taking up his entry in last Saturday’s ultra competitive Betfair Hurdle at Newbury, but the fact that someone thought he was worth an entry indicates that he still retains a fair degree of progression. He was a decisive winner at Kempton last month and is clearly at home on a right handed track. At 7-1 it is worth finding out whether he can be competitive in this higher grade but the fact that he hails from a stable more than capable of lifting big Saturday handicap hurdles, he is worth the benefit of the doubt.