Jonny Mudball sticks out for me at the prices in this race. He was 5th 2 years ago of a 2lbs higher mark. He has had very little racing since and really hadn’t looked his best in his few runs this year. On his last run he did show a bit of speed but ran out of steam in the last furlong, if that run has got him right for presumably his main target then he won’t be without a chance and a huge price. He certainly has the capability on his past form and although he has no form on heavy ground he’s easily worth a small bet.
½ Point win 50 Betfair
Grissom is one I’ve followed in his last few runs, bit I think he may have his ideal conditions here. He walked away with a heavy ground Scottish Steward’s Cup earlier this year of only 2 lbs. higher, and has had what I thought was a few unlucky runs lately, but it seems more likely that he may be targeted at this race and he will be one of the few in the race that has proven heavy ground form. He is currently 33/1 with boyles Ladbrokes and a few others and that’s worth a bet.
1 Point win 33/1 Boyles/Ladbrokes
Parisian Pyramid is a better horse on soft ground and has dropped to a very enticing mark. I thought his last run at Ripon looked a bit of a return to form, and if he can kick on from that to anywhere near his 2 good runs on soft ground earlier this year, his current price of 40/1 with Sky bet will look huge tomorrow.
½ Point EW 40/1 Skybet