Naps Table Update
Three Friday winners - well done. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Nothing for the naps contest but two catch the eye at Sandown due to their performances on good ground: Rouge Vif, and Fidux.
Rouge Vif in particular won at Cheltenham in October 2020 on good ground and, although it was a handicap (Class 2), he took the field apart and there was Queen Mother Champion Chase talk for quite some time. He's been disappointing since, but that was mostly on easy ground (one poor run on good) This is his first run back after a second wind op. His joint best career rating was a Sandown.
Fidux has run two of his best 3 career ratings on good ground (GS on other). This is his first chase visit to Sandown, but he has won right handed. His first attempt at a long trip was last time in the Scottish National, where he ran well to be 4th, looking like he didn't want quite as far as the 4m. D Jacob will know a bit more about him as a stayer and he ought to get in the first 5 (22/1 Hills). I suspect that his main barrier will be Win My Wings. The handicapper sentenced her to another stone for that facile victory at Ayr, but he ought not to look smug about it, at least until after this race. If not a graded horse in a handicap, she looked one who must have needed a hundred bushels under which to hide her light.