Ben Arthur has slipped to a handy mark and looks worth a bet at 7/1 in the 2.00 at Lingfield today.
Kim Bailey’s charge couldn’t get competitive on chasing debut at Bangor on seasonal reappearance when sixth of 13 to Firmount Gent in a class 4 contest over an inadequate 2m.
He was then let down by his jumping at Hexham, but still in contention when blundering and unseating his rider four from home.
Ben Arthur has since been dropped another 3lb to a mark of 97 and that is 2lb lower than when landing a handicap hurdle at Ffos Las back in February.
It gives him every chance from a handicapping perspective and the step up to an extended 2m 7f promises to suit as he won a 3m point in Ireland.
With the yard also in decent nick he looks weighted to run a big race if getting his jumping act together.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts win Ben Arthur (7/1 bet365, Betvictor, Stan James, William Hill – BOG)