They go on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton this evening and I will be backing one in the Betway Conditions Stakes at 6.15 even though short enough on the market at 11-10. I tipped the Festival Of Ages back in December when second to Stargazer over two-mile on the Tapeta at Newcastle. He had last year's winner of this race Watersmeet back in fourth that day and as they are on the same terms here again the Charlie Appleby' trained 5yo is fancied to confirm the form. As I said in December with such low mileage on the clock this gelding could prove a stayer to stick with over the coming months.
The extended two-mile contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Marathon Championships, with the winner receiving a free and guaranteed place in the two-mile showpiece at Lingfield Park on Good Friday.