There are a few nice types going into this race, with all of the runners either winning in their last start or the time before, so some inform horses in the race too.
The Chris Gordon gelding looks to have pick of the form however, with 6 runs under rules already, 2 of them have resulted in victories and an unlucky disqualification where he was demoted down to 2nd after causing interference which could have made it 3 career wins.
He is two for four over hurdles and looks to be getting better and better with each run, and vibes from the yard are that he could be even better going over the longer trip, which he does in this race on Sunday. He is also taking the step up in Grade, but like most of these he is tackling it for the first time.
His performance last time was arguably his most impressive, beating a horse of Paul Nicholls with ease, making smooth headway just before the home turn that really caught the eye, and led approaching the last, before pulling away coming up to the line and really ran through it.
That was at 2m5f, and he looked a thorough stayer in the making, so this step up to 3 miles for the first time is sure to suit.
He is an exciting prospect in this and will have to run well in this race if he is a serious Albert Bartlett contender. Kept on well at Wincanton on his last start, winning by just over 2 lengths, stepping up to 3 miles for the first time which looks more than likely to suit. The one to beat in this.