Clondaw Westie shaped as if ahead of his mark when posting an improved effort on handicap debut last time out and makes plenty of appeal in the 2.05 at Plumpton today.
Lawney Hill’s seven-year-old left his previous form behind when well-backed and finishing a 2 1/2 length third to Willshebetrying over 2m 1f at Fontwell.
He travelled strongly for much of the contest and looked the likely winner turning for home until being unable to find any extra near the finish.
It was an effort which suggested there was better to come and he is able to race in this off just 1lb higher.
A revised rating of 96 could underestimate his ability given that he beat the very smart Carter McKay in a 3m Irish point.
The step up to 2m 4f also looks sure to suit and after just five starts over hurdles he remains unexposed and open to further progression.
He also now gets fitted with the cheekpieces for the first time and has the services of Aidan Coleman in the saddle who has a 30% strike rate when teaming up with the yard in the last 12 months.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Clondaw Westie (9/2 generally available – use BOG firms)