3m. 1f. 170yds. 7 Declared.
Five Star Taxis Handicap Hurdle (Class 4 ) of £9,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €4,753.00 2nd - €2,187.00 3rd - €1,094.00 4th - €547.00 5th - €273.00
Formscan - Rae Des Champs arrives following a fair fourth over an extended 2m7f at Newcastle and the fact that Dylan Johnston knocks 7lb off the mare's back with his claim makes her of interest. However, THE BLAME GAME took a big step forward when scoring over 3m3f at Sedgefield in February and looks the one to side, despite a 5lb raised mark. Sputnik is another to bear in mind following a creditable second over fences at Perth.