landed a hat-trick at Uttoxeter in 2000 and certainly caught the eye last time out when he made his return over hurdles at Cheltenham.
SAFETY first is the policy that trainer Robert Stronge is hoping will land him his biggest win with Berlin Blue
in Saturday's Great Yorkshire Chase at Doncaster.
TAKE A CHANCE with Berlin Blue
to open his account for the season in tomorrow's Angus McKinnon of Uttoxeter Handicap Hurdle.
15) - just pegged back by Berlin Blue
in the Tennent Trophy at Ayr - looks on the upgrade.
, trained by the less fashionable but highly effective Robert Stronge, should offer better value and is worth a speculative punt in a race that has probably been on the ten-year-old's agenda for some time.
Richard Johnson's strength in a finish saw Toomaline edge out Berlin Blue
by a neck in the Angus Mackinnon of Uttoxeter Handicap Hurdle.
35 with BERLIN BLUE
, who looked desperate for this trip at Doncaster.
00) stayed on strongly behind Monday's Tennent Trophy winner Berlin Blue
last time at Ripon and this extra two furlongs would seem ideal.
took this prize three years ago but has been out of sorts recently.
Ayr bookies were Sheikh-in all over yesterday after Berlin Blue
won the Tennent Trophy.
ran with plenty of credit at Newbury over three miles, and it is safe to forget his outing on dead ground at Aintree last week.