I had selected Katenko last time he ran at a huge price and although he finished down the field he did lok to travel well for most of the race in the very competitive Fixed brush Hurdle. He has great form on very soft ground in France and could well be in with a decent shout here as the outsider of the field. He is getting a huge amount of weight from the principles and in today’s testing ground that may tell.
1 Point win 15.5 Betfair
I’ve had Kazlian in mind for this race all week, and he looks to have the right kind of profile here. He has good form on heavy ground and although he was disappointing on his seasonal reappearance this year, I’m hoping today has been the plan for a while and the stable is well capable of pulling of a stroke in this kind of race. He was a very good 4yo hurdler earlier this year that didn’t quite fulfil his potential and his mark of 135 could easily have some room for manoeuvre.
1 Point win 20/1 Ladbrokes
Im also going to go with a small EW bet on Dan Breen, as he ran well over c&d last time and is in here with a very light weight for such decent horse. He looks overpriced at 42 on Betfair and could well get involved here with less than 10st in these conditions.
½ Point win 42 1 Point place 7.8 Betfair