A Straight forward and obvious selection here in Diamond Harry, he goes well fresh has come down to far in the handicap after obviously having problems last year and this race looks a weak enough affair with even greater question marks about the rest of the field. 17/2 looks too big
2 Points win 17/2 StanJames
Having a small bet of the big outsider herein Escort’men. He has proved himself of this mark over hurdles having won before and although he was a disappointment over fences I’m hoping that the condition of this race will suit him. The Top weight has a lot to do and I’m not totally convinced about Prospect Wells, given all that the 33/1 available about my selection looks decent value.
1 Point win 33/1 Various
Hillview Boy not for the first time this season will be one of my selections here. His last run looked an improvement and although he faded in the finish he had a huge amount of work to do to come from the back of the field, and it’s somewhat understandable that he faded after that effort. He is well handicapped on his best form and the slightly better ground should help him stay the trip here. 40/1 with 5 places in a few firms look a decent bit of value
1 Point EW 40/1 Paddy Power/Skybet/365 5 Places
I’m also going with a min bet for gut feeling selection Darley Sun, he looks to have it all to do stepping back in trip but is on a nice mark and Buick might just be able to use his proven staying ability here. This race can be a bit of a grind and he has had very little racing which can only be in his favour.
½ Point win 60 Betfair
The Cheka looks a bit of a forgotten horse here, he has won over C&D in a similar race earlier this year, and although he has put in a few poorer runs this year overall he has been running right up to his mark. 14/1 with StanJames look over generous and easily worth a bet. There are a few that could improve to take this but haven’t proven anything yet .
2 Points win 14/1 Stan James