Confessional has been knocking on the door of late and looks worth a punt at 8/1 in the 3.00 at Haydock today.
Tim Easterby’s 10-year-old is a dual course and distance winner who has posted a series of solid efforts at the track over the years.
They include when a fast finishing head runner-up in this contest 12 months ago off a mark off 89.
Confessional is now able to race off 2lb lower and comes into this year’s contest on the back of two eye-catching efforts at Chester.
In the first of those he looked an unlucky loser when getting badly hampered and losing his place at the furlong marker before rallying strongly to finish a 1 1/2 lengths third of 12 to Guishan.
He then endured another troubled passage at the venue 7 days ago when seventh.
With the ground holding no fears, and granted better luck in-running, he looks weighted to run a huge race off an unchanged mark of 87.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Confessional (8/1 generally available – use BOG firms)