Decent Lord has his ideal conditions in the 1.20 at Uttoxeter and looks the best bet on the card at 9/4 after an eye-catching comeback run.
Jenny Candlish’s gelding showed much improved form when landing three heavy-ground handicap hurdles in space of eight days back in February and shaped with bags of promise on his reappearance at this track when fifth of 13 to Black Mac.
Although eventually beaten 34 lengths he ran much better than that suggests having travelled very strongly and made smooth headway to throw down a challenge three from home before weakening quickly as lack of fitness took it’s toll.
That race is sure to have put the seven-year-old spot on, and with the handicapper having dropped him 3lb this looks a golden opportunity for him to get back in the winners’ enclosure.
Another plus is that his handler has a 30% strike rate with her runners at this venue in the past 12 months, and anything sent out by her commands the utmost respect.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 5pts win Decent Lord (9/4 generally available – use BOG firms)