|Anthony Honeyball has his string in fine form.|
Her last hurdle win came off a mark of 112 but, thus far, she has failed to get her head in front in a handicap chase. She rallied well and was closing on the winner all the way to the line in a valuable handicap at the Punchestown festival (21f yld), beaten less than a length off a mark of 130. She is only 2lb higher on Saturday off 132, and she gets in off bottom weight of 10st 6lbs.
I think this mare may have been trained with this race in mind, and her trainer is absolutely flying. He has had 2 winners and 2 places already this week, and Harry Cobden was on board for 3 of those. Cobden has an astonishing strike rate overall when riding for the Honeyball yard, racking up 13 wins and 11 places from just 41 rides. She can still be backed at odds of 20/1, and she will surely be a lot shorter on the day. Drying ground is another positive, and I think Cresswell Breeze is capable of running a huge race and rewarding each way support.
STEVOS’ SELECTION: 15.15 HAYDOCK-CRESSWELL BREEZE E/W @ 20/1