Sonoftheking can rule rule supreme at Southwell
SONOFTHEKING (2.30) was tailed off at Wincanton last time out, but he was ridden by a new jockey that day and his previous efforts under Matt Griffiths, who partners him again here, would see him thereabouts in the 3m handicap chase.
Nicky Martin’s ten-year-old did enough to hold off Paddy The Oscar at Exeter in November and suggested there were more races in him when not beaten far at Hereford or Fontwell either side of a Christmas holiday.
FAADHEL (6.45) has failed to make a big impression in three novice contests but looks capable of a better display now that he moves into a handicap.
Roger Varian’s charge hinted at ability twice on turf and things didn’t go his way when switched to the all-weather here last month as he was short of room at a crucial stage.
The three-year-old is well related and a handicap mark of 70 looks a fair one for his first start in this company.
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