Exmoor Ranger sticks out for me as being overpriced in this race. He is proven of this mark has pleny of very good course form and has an excellent record fresh, so today may be the best time to have a bet at a decent price on this substandard renewal of this race. His jumping can be poor enough but whenever he does stay up he is generally very competitive and had a few very decent runs last year including 3rd in the Fluke Walwyn at the festival of this mark. 29 win on Betfair looks a good few points too big.
I’m also going to have a small saver on Knockara Beau as well, as on his day he is well capable of running a big race here given his course form, and I’d be jacking myself if he wins this of a big looking 20/1 without having a small bet.
1 Point win Exmoor Ranger 29 Betfair
½ Point win Knockara Beau 23 Betfair
Gilbarry has been a very disappointing horse since his novice days and as a result is down to a career low chasing mark of 130, which if he can recover some sparkle might just give him a small chance at a big price in this competitive looking race. He is still a young horse with hopefully plenty of potential and has won before on season reappearance. 40 on Betfair is well worth what is possibly a risky bet.
1 Point win Gilbarry 40
Rite Of Passage has a lot to do on the face of it with so little racing since his gold cup win but, he is sure to go on the ground and his trainer is well capable of getting him ready for this with no prep run. His Gold cup win was one of the better ones in recent years and 9/1 in a few places looks a bit of value
1 Point win 9/1 Various
Shoshoni Wind has proven form on soft ground, is well capable of running of a mark of 90 and has blinkers on and Philip Makin back on today. That’s enough signs for me to have a small bet in case she is going to get back to form here. 33/1 in a few places looks value
1Point win 33/1 Bet365/Coral/ Boyles
I’m going to have a small min bet of Vow here, as there is not a lot between the fillies herea dn although she was poor at Ascot and had a break, if her last run has put her right she is too big a price here at 20/1 . Has a little bit of form on soft.
½ Point win 20/1 VCbet