Noble Citizen is one I’ve selected a few times in the past, and I generally like to select him when he is not popular as he’s fairly inconsistent. But his year he has had 2 very decent runs, particularly in the International when he was a good 6th and before that a good 2nd in a similar race to tomorrows of the same mark with the same 5lbs claimer on. He came good this time last year after a poor couple of runs and will need to do that here as he was particularly poor last time. He is well capable of getting involved at this mark and 21 on Betfair is certainly too big.
1 Point win 21 Betfair
Stone Of Folca came back with a bang in the Dash at Epson and despite the big rise in weights I still feel he has a bit to offer when conditions are in his favour. He was poor in the Kings Stand but the ground was too soft for him. There was a decent amount of improvement in the King George last week when finishing midfield in what was a hot race, not getting the best of runs in the finish. He is 18/1 in a few places and that has the look of value getting his good-firm ground.
1 Point win 18/1 Bet365/Stan James
Classic Colori is off the lowest mark ever here, and with a half decent run in a good race last time out, I think he might be capable of springing a surprise here and a very decent price. It is a significant step up in trip but he has had the look of one that could do with a step up and I’ll take a gamble at a big looking 20/1 in a few places.
1 Point win 20/1 Ladbrokes and others