The Messenger is back on Wednesday and he likes Potters Legend at Bangor.
Bangor 1.45: Potters Legend
Potters Legend won his first two starts over fences, including at this venue twelve months ago. Although he has been beaten in six runs since, all have been top quality contests and he has been performing admirably in most of those.
Those runs included a second place on Festival trials day at Cheltenham and then a fourth place in the Kim Muir at the Festival itself. There is no doubting his stamina for 3m, and he seems adaptable ground wise.
Perhaps his biggest weakness can be the inclination to make the odd jumping error. That was the case again at Chepstow on his reappearance, but I liked his finishing effort that day and he can be expected to be far sharper today. He may prove to be better on a flatter track like this and this is a much smaller field than he has been used to of late – the extra space he will have over his fences might aid his fluency over the obstacles.
1pt win – Potters Legend – 1.45 Bangor at 3/1 with Paddy Power and 10bet