‘Deadly’ Double, Thursday, March 31

‘Deadly’ Double, Thursday, March 31  In the Stella Artois Handicap Chase (3.45) at Bangor-on-Dee on Thursday, the charmingly-named I Am Colin has been lightly raced, but has made decent progress since sent over fences in November and won in convincing style, at the fourth time of asking, at Leicester earlier this month. He steps into 0-125 company for the first time over fences off a 10lb higher mark, but left the impression that he had more to offer at Leicester, so may well be up to the task in first-time cheekpieces.

In the Weatherbys Handicap Hurdle (3.55) at Ffos Las, it’s probably fair to say that Driftashore enjoyed the run of the race when winning over course and distance recently, having been allowed to pull 20 lengths clear of her nearest pursuer by halfway, eventually coming home, unchallenged, by 11 lengths. The Jackson’s Drift gelding had been well beaten on both previous starts this season, but it would be unwise to write the performance off as a fluke and, if the form can be taken at face value, he looks to have every chance of following up under a 7lb penalty.

Selections: Bangor-on-Dee 3.45 I Am Colin, Ffos Las 3.55 Driftashore, 1-point Win Double