Short Flight is an interesting contener in the 1.10 at Sedgefield today and looks worth an each-way punt at 20/1.
Julia Brooke’s charge has made the frame just once in six starts over hurdles, when a distant third at Newcastle last March,
However, he didn’t shape too badly last time out when a staying on never nearer sixth of 15 to Morning With Ivan over 2m and has since been dropped another 3lb.
Having started life off in handicaps on a rating of 98 he is now able to race off 91.
That makes him interesting in this class 5 contest judged on his 1 1/2 lnegth third to Next Destination in an Irish point back in March 2016.
The winner developed into a top class bumper performer and is unbeaten in three starts over hurdles and currently second favourite for the Ballymore at the Cheltenham Festival.
Arvico Bleu, who came second, is now rated 121 over the obstacles.
That run suggests Short Light should be up to making an impact at this level off his current rating now stepped back up to 2m 4f.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Short Flight (20/1 BetVictor, Paddy Power – BOG)