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Neil Mulholland, trainer of Solomn Grundy
13.20 Cheltenham – Le Prezien – Feature Boost
13.45 Navan – Shaneshill
15.50 Fontwell – Galros Lady
3.05 Cheltenham – Solomn Grundy
Solomn Grundy showed promise in his first two starts over hurdles for David Pipe where he looked the type that would relish a step up in trip, especially so given his pointing background. On his 3rd start over hurdles, and first for Neil Mulholland, he was stepped up to two and a half miles and looked like getting the better of Clondaw Cian, who won here yesterday off 130, at Plumpton over before falling two out.
His jumping was much improved last time out when obliging as 1/4 favourite and this opening mark of 123 looks workable for a horse that can only improve for a proper gallop over this trip. And yes, he was born on a Monday so let's hope he's not buried on this Sunday and that this is not the end of Solomn Grundy, only the beginning.