This match can go the way of Venetia Williams' improver
Sell at 0.5 in match bet with Burrows Park
The Class 2 handicap Larkbarrow Lad won by a length at Worcester in October is probably as good a race as that track stages nowadays, but the second and third have done nothing for the form and he will find it much harder up in class off an 8lb higher mark.
It is not as if he is an unexposed improver as this is his second season as a novice hurdler and he now returns from a wind operation, the second one he had in 2019.
Burrows Park has the more recent form, having outbattled and outstayed his nearest rival in a race run in a solid time at Hereford in December.
He is a year older than Larkbarrow Lad, but has progressed with every run this season and won’t mind if conditions are sticky, so he looks worth siding with.
Sporting (50-30-20-10) 19-22 Notre Pari, 11-14 Burrows Edge, 10-13 Northofthewall, 9-12 Larkbarrow Lad, 8-11 Tight Call, Burrows Park, 6-8 Vive Le Roi, Echiquier, 5-7 Debestyman, 4-6 Theinval, Gortroe Joe, 3-5 Canyon City, Vinnie Dev, 2-4 Eragon De Chanay.
Match bet 0.5-2 Larkbarrow Lad/ Burrows Park.
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