Itsnotyouitsme won very easily over course and distance last month, hacking up by 18 lengths after making all the running despite being eased close home. He has been put up 7lb for that success which seems acceptable, but all his best form has come on soft or heavy ground and he may not cope as well with the conditions expected here. Older horses are historically successful in this race and GLINGER FLAME may add to those statistics for trainer Nicky Richards. Fourth at Market Rasen off the same mark in a similar race last month, he could strip fitter for that first start since December, and as a C&D winner on good ground, his chances are there for all to see. Four runs at Hexham have seen four successes and he may well make it win number five here, with Nicky Henderson's Glynn a serious rival. Pulled up twice after a Doncaster second in December, the seven-year-old has had a wind operation since his last start and if that brings him back to form, he won't be far away.
1e 2|ASK PADDINGTON|136
3e 6|LOOK MY WAY|133