Solstice Star has slipped badk down to a handy mark and looks worth siding with at 12/1 in the 3.00 at Uttoxeter today.
Martin Keighley’s charge improved at a rate of knots last season when winning five times.
In the last of those sucdesses he made all and stayed on strongly to beat Cheltenian by 4 lengths in a competitive class 2 handicap at Cheltenham off a rating of 127.
He backed that up with a cracking second fo 14 to Flying Angel in a 14-runner class 1 handicap at Sandown off 134 and rounded off the campaign with a solid secodn to Mister Miyagi off a rating of 144.
Solstice Star is now able to race in this class 3 affair off 132, and that gives him major claims at the weights.
He also comes into the contest has posted an improved effort last time out when fourth of 13 to Gayebury in a class 2 at Chepstow where he finisged just 3 1/2 lengths behind the runner-up Jury Duty who has since run a blinder to be third in the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival earlier in the week.
If building on that Solstice Star is a big player in this.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Solstice Star (12/1 generally available – use BOG firms)