ROCKAVON (of the Sunday Mail) Today's nap: TOBRATA (4.50 Wolves) KLONDYKE FRANCHOEK (1.35 Plumpton) ABBEVILLIAN
(2.05 Plumpton) STRATEGIC PLAN (3.40 Plumpton) POT LUCK Plumpton placepot 1.05 - 1, 3; 1.35 - 3, 5; 2.05 - 1; 2.35 - 5, 6; 3.10 - 1.
Tony McCoy and Abbevillian
come off second best against Ruby Walsh on Aldertune (right) yesterday
Topspeed Dave Edwards Abbevillian (2.05 Plumpton) Made no mistake on his seasonal return over this trip at Ludlow three weeks ago and Charles Egerton's promising five-year-old can add to his tally.
Racing Post Ratings Steve Mason Abbevillian (2.05 Plumpton, nap) Impressed when running out a decisive winner of a decent-looking Ludlow novice on his reappearance last month.
, at 9-1, proved too strong for Wayward Prince, and Egerton's assistant David Plunkett said of the Ronald Brimacombe-owned winner: "He was weak and backward last season, but he'll make a three-mile chaser one day."
The benchmark this time is probably set by Charles Egerton's Abbevillian
, who was beaten half a length by the promising Riverside Theatre at Ascot at the start of the month.
He had the athletic looks to back up a good reputation, and plenty of willing backers too, starting 7-2 second favourite in a race which included a well-regarded Nicky Henderson winner in Riverside Theatre, a Nicholls-trained point winner in Now Listen To Me and good-looking sorts such as Abbevillian