KEITH Reveley’s eight-year-old BRAVE SPARTACUS developed into a very useful front-running novice chaser last season, winning four times. He ended up running respectably at Aintree but has not been since since. Today he reverts to hurdles in a 2m 1f novice event at Sedgefield (2.20). The decent ground will suit him and although he has never won over hurdles he ran well behind Annacotty at Haydock last season after going off a bit too quickly.
He was rated as high as 140 over fences last season and could be good value at around 6/1 today, especially with market leaders Dark Dune and Benzanno having to carry penalties for winning.