Bentelimar makes plenty of appeal at 14/1 in the Red Rum Handicap Chase (16.40).

Charlie Longsdon’s horse usually runs over two-and-a-half miles but the closest he came to victory this season was when he got within three lengths of Gino Trail over two miles at Cheltenham in December.

He was short of room at a crucial stage that day but stayed on well and a strongly-run two miles will bring his stamina into play.

With four or five front-runners in the line-up this looks likely to be run at a good clip and he gets a 10lb pull at the weights with Gino Trail plus a small pull with Bun Doran on that Cheltenham running.

Both of those rivals are much shorter in the market but Bentelimar looks slightly underestimated. First-time cheekpieces look a good idea as well and Charlie Longsdon has a good record when applying the sheepskin (16 winners from 94 runners at 17 per cent).

That’s a pretty healthy strike-rate and even though he’s come in for support on Wednesday afternoon (was 20s earlier), the general 14/1 still looks worth getting on side.

Tip: Bentelimar (14/1)

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